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The Resource English in Japan in the era of globalization, Edited by Philip Seargeant, (electronic book)

English in Japan in the era of globalization, Edited by Philip Seargeant, (electronic book)

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English in Japan in the era of globalization
Title
English in Japan in the era of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Philip Seargeant
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Leading scholars in the field examine the role played by the English language in contemporary Japanese society. Their various chapters cover the nature, status, and function of English in Japan, focusing on the ways in which globalization is influencing language practices in the country.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
428.00952
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Seargeant, Philip
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  • English language
  • English philology
  • English language
  • English language
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In a world in which global communication is becoming ever more important and in which English is increasingly being positioned as the pre-eminent international language, Japan presents a particularly compelling case for the examination of the realities of English as a global language. As is often noted by commentators, Japan shows an intense fascination towards English yet, despite the strong visual and conceptual presence the language occupies in society, it has no official status, nor, in relative terms, do the majority of citizens require any great fluency in it for their everyday lives. Yet English in some form or at some symbolic level has become a significant part of everyday life in modern Japan. This book, written by leading scholars in the field, explores the role, status and uses of English in Japan, and focuses on the ways in which globalization is influencing language practices in the country
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English in Japan in the era of globalization, Edited by Philip Seargeant, (electronic book)
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Contents
List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction-- P.Seargeant PART I: ENGLISH IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM Elite Discourses of Globalization in Japan-- M.Yamagami & J.W.Tollefson 'Not Everyone Can Be A Star'-- A.Matsuda Parallel Universes-- A.Stewart & M.Miyahara The Native Speaker English Teacher and the Politics of Globalization in Japan-- Y.Breckenridge & E.J.Erling Immigration, Diversity, and Language Education in Japan-- R.Kubota PART II: ENGLISH IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE English as an International Language and 'Japanese English'-- Y.Yano The Position of English for a New Sector of 'Japanese' Youths-- L.Kamada The Ideal Speaker of Japanese English as Portrayed in 'Language Entertainment' Television-- A.Moody & Y.Matsumoto The Symbolic Meaning of Visual English in the Social Landscape of Japan-- P.Seargeant Index
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9780230306196
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230237667
Other physical details
1 b&w, line drawings, 3 2.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
English in Japan in the era of globalization, Edited by Philip Seargeant, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction-- P.Seargeant PART I: ENGLISH IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM Elite Discourses of Globalization in Japan-- M.Yamagami & J.W.Tollefson 'Not Everyone Can Be A Star'-- A.Matsuda Parallel Universes-- A.Stewart & M.Miyahara The Native Speaker English Teacher and the Politics of Globalization in Japan-- Y.Breckenridge & E.J.Erling Immigration, Diversity, and Language Education in Japan-- R.Kubota PART II: ENGLISH IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE English as an International Language and 'Japanese English'-- Y.Yano The Position of English for a New Sector of 'Japanese' Youths-- L.Kamada The Ideal Speaker of Japanese English as Portrayed in 'Language Entertainment' Television-- A.Moody & Y.Matsumoto The Symbolic Meaning of Visual English in the Social Landscape of Japan-- P.Seargeant Index
Control code
9780230306196
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230237667
Other physical details
1 b&w, line drawings, 3 2.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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