Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese : An Autoethnographic Account Hardback
Part of the Second Language Acquisition series
This autoethnographic account of the author's Japanese as a second language learning trajectory is an important and unique addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics qualitative research circles.
In-depth ethnographic details and introspective commentary are skilfully interwoven throughout Simon-Maeda's narrative of her experiences as an American expatriate who arrived in Japan in 1975 - the starting point of her being and becoming a speaker of Japanese.
The book joins the recent surge in postmodernist, interdisciplinary approaches to examining language acquisition, and readers are presented with a highly convincing case for using autoethnography to better understand sociolinguistic complexities that are unamenable to quantification of isolated variables.
The comprehensive literature review and wide ranging references provide a valuable source of information for researchers, educators, and graduate students concerned with current issues in SLA/applied linguistics, bi/multilingualism, and Japanese as a second language.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/03/2011
- Category: Language acquisition
- ISBN: 9781847693617
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