Language Policy in Japan

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November 2011



A study of language management and policy in Japan.


1. Language ideology, planning and policy; 2. The language needs of immigrants; 3. Foreign languages other than English in education and the community; 4. Technology and language policy change; 5. National language policy and an internationalising community.


Nanette Gottlieb is Professor of Japanese Studies in the Japan Program of the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. She has published widely in international journals in the areas of language modernisation, script reform, script policy and the impact of word processing technology in Japan. Her recent publications include Language and Society in Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan (2006).


'With insight and precision, this fine book confronts the dramatic changes in language policy in contemporary Japanese society as well as the ghosts of the cultural hegemonies of the past.' John C. Maher, International Christian University, Tokyo 'Gottlieb raises timely questions regarding Japan's language policy - in terms of both ideological stance and practical implementation.' Patricia J. Wetzel, Portland State University 'A far-reaching, detailed and highly accessible analysis of how Japan's language policy is adapting to the impact of technological change and the challenges brought by an increasingly multilingual, multicultural population.' Tessa Carroll, author of Language Planning and Language Change in Japan
EAN: 9781107007161
ISBN: 110700716X
Untertitel: The Challenge of Change. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2011
Seitenanzahl: 222 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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