The Process of Standardization of Culture & Language in a Japanese Language Classroom: Analyzing Teacher-Students Interactions

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The Process of Standardization of Culture & Language in a Japanese Language Classroom: Analyzing Teacher-Students Interactions

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Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education

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238–260

Creation Date

2014

Publisher

Multilingual Matters

City

New York

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Chapter 11 in Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education Editors: Ross Deuchar, Kalwant Bhopal

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Book Chapter

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How does language or culture come to be standardized to the degree that it is considered 'homogeneous'? How does teaching language relate to such standardization processes? How can teaching be mindful of the standardization processes that potentially involve power relations? Focusing on the case of Japanese, which is often viewed as homogenous in terms of language and culture, this volume explores these questions in a wide range of contexts: the notions of translation and modernity, the ideologies of the standardization of regional dialects in Japan, current practices in college Japanese-as-a- Foreign-Language classrooms in the United States, discourses in journals of Japanese language education, and classroom practices in nursery and primary schools in Japan. This volume’s investigation of standardization processes of Japanese language and culture addresses the intersections of theoretical and practical concerns of researchers and educators that are often overlooked. Source: Publisher

The Process of Standardization of Culture & Language in a Japanese Language Classroom: Analyzing Teacher-Students Interactions

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