The Idea of English in Japan

The Idea of English in Japan

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This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies – drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific trends in social history – inform the relationships that people in Japan have towards the language. The book analyses the specific nature of the language’s symbolic meaning in Japan, and how this meaning is expressed and negotiated in society.… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Multilingual Matters (August 04, 2009)

Collection: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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