Japanese Applied Linguistics Discourse and Social Perspectives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-21
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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This book showcases recent developments in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics. It covers a wide range of current issues and influential theoretical and methodological frameworks, many of which are of concern not only for Japanese specialists but al

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviations, Transcription Conventions, and a Note Concerning Romanizationp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Reexamination of Language in Actionp. 19
Conversation and Grammar: Approaching So-Called Conditionals in Japanesep. 21
Negotiating Agreement and Disagreement in Japanese: An Analysis of Designedly Ambiguous Turn Completion Pointsp. 52
Construction of Speech Styles: The Case of the Japanese Naked Plain Formp. 80
Ideologies, Diversities, and Identitiesp. 109
Keigo Ideologyp. 111
The Use of "Regional" and "Standard" Japanese in Conversations: A Case Study from Osakap. 132
When the Coach is a Woman: The Situational Meanings of So-Called Masculine Directives in a Japanese Boxing Gymp. 160
Discursive Practices and Changing Identities in Elderly Japanese Womenp. 188
Japanese as an Additional Languagep. 211
Laughter and Second Language Acquisition: A Study of Japanese Foreign Language Classesp. 213
Making Inquiries: Toiawase Strategies by Japanese L1 and L2 Callers to Japanese Educational Institutionsp. 243
Transnationalism, Imagined Communities, and Language Minority Education in Japanp. 274
Critical Reflection on Language Pedagogyp. 299
Learner Competence as a Resource in the Japanese as a Foreign Language Classroom: Issues in Oral Assessmentp. 301
Critical Approaches to Teaching Japanese Language and Culturep. 327
Author Indexp. 353
Subject Indexp. 358
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