Language and Society in Japan / Edition 1by Nanette Gottlieb
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 is essential reading for students and scholars wishing to know more about the Japanese language and the society in which it is spoken.
Table of Contents1. 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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