Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Revised edition

Author: Insup Taylor,M. Martin Taylor

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027269440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 487

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The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are learned, written, read, and processed by the eyes, the brain, and the mind. In this second edition, the authors have included recent research findings on the uses of the scripts, added several new sections, and rewritten several other sections. They have also added a new Part IV to deal with issues that similarly involve all the four languages/scripts of their interest. The book is intended both for the general public and for interested scholars. Technical terms (listed in a glossary) are used only when absolutely necessary.
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Identity, Gender and Teaching English in Japan

Author: Diane Hawley Nagatomo

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783095229

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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How do teachers who have chosen to settle down in one country manage the difficulties of living and teaching English in that country? How do they develop and sustain their careers, and what factors shape their identity? This book answers these questions by investigating the personal and professional identity development of ten Western women who teach English in various educational contexts in Japan, all of whom have Japanese spouses. The book covers issues of interracial relationships, expatriation, equality and employment practices as well as the broader topics of gender and identity. The book also provides a useful overview of English language teaching and learning in Japan.
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A Dictionary of Japanese Loanwords

Author: Toshie M. Evans

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287411

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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Defines and illustrates the usage of hundreds of words borrowed from Japanese and now used in English-language publications.
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A Collector's Guide to Books on Japan in English

An Annotated List of Over 2500 Titles with Subject Index

Author: Jozef Rogala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136639233

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Provides an invaluable and very accessible addition to existing biographic sources and references, not least because of the supporting biographies of major writers and the historical and cultural notes provided.
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The Idea of English in Japan

Ideology and the Evolution of a Global Language

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847696910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan, and 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. The book analyses the specific nature of the language’s symbolic meaning in Japan, and how this meaning is expressed and negotiated in society. It also discusses how the ideologies of English that exist in Japan might have implications for the more general concept of ‘English as a global language’. To this end it considers the question of what constitutes a ‘global’ language, and how, if at all, a balance can be struck between the universal and the historically-contingent when it comes to formulating a theory of English within the world.
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