Andrea Simon-Maeda's Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese (Second Language PDF

By Andrea Simon-Maeda

ISBN-10: 1847693601

ISBN-13: 9781847693600

ISBN-10: 184769361X

ISBN-13: 9781847693617

This autoethnographic account of the author’s eastern as a moment language studying trajectory is a crucial and special addition to diary stories in SLA and utilized linguistics qualitative examine circles. In-depth ethnographic info and introspective statement are skilfully interwoven all through Simon-Maeda’s narrative of her studies as an American expatriate who arrived in Japan in 1975 – the start line of her being and turning into a speaker of jap. The e-book joins the hot surge in postmodernist, interdisciplinary ways to analyzing language acquisition, and readers are provided with a hugely convincing case for utilizing autoethnography to higher comprehend sociolinguistic complexities which are unamenable to quantification of remoted variables. the excellent literature assessment and large ranging references supply a useful resource of knowledge for researchers, educators, and graduate scholars desirous about present matters in SLA/applied linguistics, bi/multilingualism, and jap as a moment language.

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