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The idea of English in Japan [electronic resource] : ideology and the evolution of a global language / Philip Seargeant.

By: Seargeant., Philip.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical language and literacy studies: 3.Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 188 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847692030 (electronic bk.); 1847692036 (electronic bk.); 1847692028 (hbk : alk. paper); 9781847692023 (hbk : alk. paper); 184769201X (pbk : alk. paper); 9781847692016 (pbk : alk. paper).Subject(s): English language -- Study and teaching -- Japanese speakers | English philology -- Study and teaching -- Japan | Second language acquisition | English language -- Japan | English language -- Globalization | English language | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Idea of English in Japan.DDC classification: 428.007/052 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Concept of English as a Global Language; Chapter 3 Language Ideology and Global English; Chapter 4 English in Japan: The Current Shape of the Debate; Chapter 5 Globalization: 'Enriching Japanese Culture Through Contact with Other Cultures'; Chapter 6 Authenticity: 'More English than England Itself'; Chapter 7 Aspiration: 'Enhancing Lifestyles and Living Out Dreams'; Chapter 8 The Unknown Language; Chapter 9 Rival Ideologies in Applied Linguistics; Notes; References; Index.
Summary: Examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan. This book 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Concept of English as a Global Language; Chapter 3 Language Ideology and Global English; Chapter 4 English in Japan: The Current Shape of the Debate; Chapter 5 Globalization: 'Enriching Japanese Culture Through Contact with Other Cultures'; Chapter 6 Authenticity: 'More English than England Itself'; Chapter 7 Aspiration: 'Enhancing Lifestyles and Living Out Dreams'; Chapter 8 The Unknown Language; Chapter 9 Rival Ideologies in Applied Linguistics; Notes; References; Index.

Examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan. This book 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.

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