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Language and Society in Japan / Edition 1

by Nanette Gottlieb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521532841

ISBN-13: 9780521532846

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nanette Gottlieb's comprehensive study considers the role of language in Japanese society, particularly in relation to the formation of national and personal identities. It covers important questions such as multilingualism, language and nationalism, language and technology, and literacy and reading habits. Written by a leading authority in this field, Gottlieb's work

Overview

Nanette Gottlieb's comprehensive study considers the role of language in Japanese society, particularly in relation to the formation of national and personal identities. It covers important questions such as multilingualism, language and nationalism, language and technology, and literacy and reading habits. Written by a leading authority in this field, Gottlieb's work is essential reading for students and scholars wishing to know more about the Japanese language and the society in which it is spoken.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521532846
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Series:
Contemporary Japanese Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Japanese language; 2. Language and diversity in Japan; 3. Language and national identity: evolving views; 4. Language and identity: the policy approach; 5. Writing and reading in Japan; 6. Representation and identity: discriminatory language; 7. Shifting electronic identities; 8. Conclusion.

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