Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics, Hardback Book

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics Hardback

Edited by Patrick Heinrich


Presenting new approaches and results previously inaccessible in English, the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics provides an insight into the language and society of contemporary Japan from a fresh perspective.

While it was once believed that Japan was a linguistically homogenous country, research over the past two decades has shown Japan to be a multilingual and sociolinguistically diversifying country.

Building on this approach, the contributors to this handbook take this further, combining Japanese and western approaches alike and producing research which is relevant to twenty-first century societies. Organised into 5 parts, the sections covered include:The languages and language varieties of JapanThe multilingual ecology Variation, style and interaction Language problems and language planning Research overviews.

With contributions from across the field of Japanese sociolinguistics, this handbook will prove very useful for students and scholars of Japanese Studies, as well as sociolinguists more generally.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480 pages, 7 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9780415790277


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