The making of Monolingual Japan : language ideology and Japanese modernity
- Patrick Heinrich.
- Bristol, UK ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, c2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 204 p. ; 21 cm.
- Multilingual matters
Education Library (Cubberley)
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- Heinrich, Patrick.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-201) and index.
- 1. Language ideology as a field of inquiry 2. The call of Mori Arinori to replace Japanese 3. The creation of a modern voice 4. The unification of Japanese 5. The linguistic assimilation of Ryukyuans and Ainu 6. The most beautiful language in the world 7. Language ideology as self-fulfilling prophecy 8. Current challenges to modernist language ideology 9. Language ideology in twenty-first century Japan.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847696571 20160614
- Publisher's Summary
- Japan is regarded as a model case of successful language modernization. It is also often erroneously believed to be linguistically homogenous. This book explores the debates relating to language modernization from a language ideology perspective, and in doing so reveals the mechanisms by which language ideology undermines linguistic diversity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847696588 20160614
- Japan is widely regarded as a model case of successful language modernization, and it is often erroneously believed to be linguistically homogenous. There is a connection between these two views. As the first ever non-Western language to be modernized, Japanese language modernizers needed to convince the West that Japanese was just as good a language as the national languages of the West. The result was a fervent desire for linguistic uniformity. Today the legacy of modernist language ideology poses many problems to an internationalizing Japan. All indigenous minority languages are heading towards extinction, and this purposefully created homogeneity also affects the integration of immigrants and their languages. This book examines these issues from the perspective of language ideology, and in doing the mechanisms by which language ideology undermines linguistic diversity are revealed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847696571 20160614
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- 1847696589 (ebook)
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