By Andrea Simon-Maeda
This autoethnographic account of the author’s eastern as a moment language studying trajectory is a vital and designated addition to diary reviews in SLA and utilized linguistics qualitative study circles. In-depth ethnographic information and introspective observation are skilfully interwoven all through Simon-Maeda’s narrative of her reports as an American expatriate who arrived in Japan in 1975 – the start line of her being and changing into a speaker of jap. The booklet joins the hot surge in postmodernist, interdisciplinary techniques to studying language acquisition, and readers are awarded with a hugely convincing case for utilizing autoethnography to raised comprehend sociolinguistic complexities which are unamenable to quantification of remoted variables. the excellent literature evaluation and broad ranging references supply a precious resource of knowledge for researchers, educators, and graduate scholars excited by present concerns in SLA/applied linguistics, bi/multilingualism, and jap as a moment language.
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Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese: An Autoethnographic Account (Second Language Acquisition) by Andrea Simon-Maeda