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Japanese Language Sociolinguistics

Japanese Language Sociolinguistics

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Language and Society in Japan
Language and Society in Japan
deals with issues important to an under-standing of language in Japan today, among them multilingualism,language and nationalism, technology and language, discriminatorylanguage, and literacy and reading habits. It is organized around thetheme of language and identity, in particular the role of language inconstructingnational,internationalandpersonalidentities.Contrarytopopularstereotypes,JapaneseisfarfromtheonlylanguageusedinJapan,and the Japanese language itself does not function in a vacuum, butcomes with its own cultural implications for native speakers. Languagehas played an important role in Japan’s cultural and foreign policies,and language issues have been and continue to be intimately connectedboth with certain globalizing technological advances and with internalminority group experiences. Nanette Gottlieb is a leading authority inthis field. Her book builds on and develops her previous work on dif-ferent aspects of the sociology of language in Japan. It will be essentialreading for students, scholars and all those wanting to understand therole played by language in Japanese society.
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isReaderinJapaneseattheUniversityofQueens-land. Her previous publications include
Word Processing Technology in Japan
(2000) and
Japanese Cybercultures
(2003).
 
Contemporary Japanese Society
Editor:
Yoshio Sugimoto, La Trobe University
 Advisory Editors:
Harumi Befu,
Stanford University
Roger Goodman,
Oxford University
Michio Muramatsu,
Kyoto University
Wolfgang Seifert,
Universit¨ at Heidelberg 
Chizuko Ueno,
University of Tokyo
Contemporary Japanese Society
provides a comprehensive portrayal of mod-ern Japan through the analysis of key aspects of Japanese society and culture,ranging from work and gender politics to science and technology. The seriesoffers a balanced yet interpretive approach. Books are designed for a wide rangeofreadersincludingundergraduatebeginnersinJapanesestudies,toscholarsandprofessionals.D. P. Martinez (ed.)
The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture
0 521 63128 9 hardback 0 521 63729 5 paperbackKaori Okano and Motonori Tsuchiya
Education in Contemporary Japan:Inequality and Diversity
0 521 62252 2 hardback 0 521 62686 2 paperbackMorris Low, Shigeru Nakayama and Hitoshi Yoshioka
Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan
0 521 65282 0 hardback 0 521 65425 4 paperbackRoger Goodman (ed.)
Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological  Approaches
0 521 81571 1 hardback 0 521 01635 5 paperbackYoshio Sugimoto
An Introduction to Japanese Society
(2nd edn.)0 521 82193 2 hardback 0 521 52925 5 paperbackVera Mackie
Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality
0 521 82018 9 hardback 0 521 52719 8 paperbackRoss Mouer and Hirosuke Kawanishi
A Sociology of Work in Japan
0 521 65120 4 hardback 0 521 65845 4 paperback

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