Japanese English: A Descriptive Grammar

Japanese English

A Descriptive Grammar

  • Kolawole Waziri OLAGBOYEGA / 2020.2
  • JPY 6,900 / A4 size, softcover, 324 pages

Arguments rejecting the pedagogic notion of “Standard English” or “correctness”, and suggesting that all forms of English are equal, have resulted in the proliferation of terms such as “Indian English”, “Singapore English”, “Filipino English”, “Nigerian English” etc., which are claimed to be on precisely the same equal footing with “American English”, “British English”, “Australian English”. (From Chapter 1 Introduction: English in Japan)
(ISBN 9784861106804)

Table of contents 

Chapter 1  Introduction: English in Japan
1.1  English in Japan or “Japanese English”?
1.2  The English language policy in Japan
1.3  The EFL teachers and culture materials in Japan
1.4  The business of ELT in Japan
1.5  Educated speakers of English in Japan
1.6  Educated spoken English in Japan
1.7  The notions of “standard practice” and “divergence”
1.8  The purpose of the work
1.9  Scope, data and methodology
Chapter 2  The Structure of the Noun Phrase
2.0  Introduction
2.1  Grammatical categories associated with the constituents of the NP
2.2  Standard realization of the NP
2.3  Divergent realization of the NP
Chapter 3  Concord
3.0  Introduction
3.1  The principles that underlie the notion of concord
3.2  Realization of grammatical concord
3.3  Divergence relating to grammatical concord
3.4  Proximity vs. other principles of concord
Chapter 4  Order of Premodifiers
4.0  Introduction
4.1  The premodification structure in standard practice
4.2  Relative sequence of premodifiers
Chapter 5  The Structure of the Verb Phrase
5.0  Introduction
5.1  Verb classification in English
5.2  Standard realization of VPs
5.3  Divergent realization of VPs
Chapter 6  Prepositional Phrases
6.0  Introduction
6.1  The class of prepositions
6.2  Standard realization of PPs
6.3  Divergent realization of PPs
Chapter 7  Multi-word Verbs
7.0  Introduction
7.1  Multi-word verbs in standard practice
7.2  Standard realization of multi-word verbs
7.3  Divergence relating to multi-word verbs
Chapter 8  Educated written English in Japan
8.1  Divergence relating to articles
8.2  Divergence relating to noncount nouns
8.3  Divergence relating to concord (“grammatical discord”)
8.4  Divergence relating to the order of premodifiers
8.5  Prepositions
8.6  Multi-word verbs
8.7  Verbs
8.8  Stability and frequency of divergent forms
8.9  Distinctiveness
Endnote and Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Index

Author

Kolawole Waziri Olagboyega

Professor (Chief) Kolawole Waziri Olagboyega is a British/Nigerian academic who is based in Japan. He is the Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the Department of English, Faculty of Letters and Graduate School of Tsuru University, Japan. Prior to joining Tsuru University in 2018, he was the Director of the English programs and the Director of the Language Acquisition Center at the International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan. He had taught in the Graduate School at Akita International University in Japan from 2007 to 2014. Prof. Olagboyega has taught a variety of students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Oman, North Cyprus and Japan. He is an alumnus of four universities including, the University of Sheffield (Ph.D. in English and Applied Linguistics), University of Cambridge (M.Phil. in English and Applied Linguistics), University of Greenwich (PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria where he obtained his B.A.Ed., graduated with a first-class honors degree in English Education and was awarded the student with the best overall performance (CGPA) in the B.A., B.A.Ed., B.Sc., and B.Ed. degree examinations in 1992.
Prof. Olagboyega is an accomplished scholar with four books and numerous scholarly publications. He has published widely in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and World Englishes with many publications in international journals. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. Two of his other books are:
1. Olagboyega, K.W. (2017): English Language: Structure, Varieties, Social Contexts and Learning. (Single-author); March 29, 2017; Yamanashi Gakuin University Press.
2. Olagboyega, K.W. (2013): Communicative Grammar for High School and University Students. (Single-author); January 25, 2013; Akita International University Press.

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The Developmental Process of Japanese Elementary School Teachers Associated with Teaching English while Engaged in Lesson Study

The Developmental Process of Japanese Elementary School Teachers Associated with Teaching English while Engaged in Lesson Study

  • Akiko KAMBARU / 2019.2
  • JPY 5,900 / A4 size, softcover, 210 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

This book analyzes the current situation of English language education in elementary school about in-service and pre-service teachers using the method of lesson study and qualitative approach. This presents new teaching methods and attitudes for implementation of English education based on each pedagogical and English experience.
(ISBN 9784861106347)

Table of contents 

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Motivation of this study
1.2 Purpose of this study
1.3 Outline of this study
1.4 Summary of chapter
Chapter 2 Literature review
2.1 Research on teaching English in elementary schools
2.2 Research on teachers’ thinking in professional development
2.3 Research on lesson study
2.4 Methodological perspectives and paradigms
2.5 Summary of chapter
Chapter 3 Methodology
3.1 Modified grounded theory approach (M-GTA)
3.2 Analysis procedure of M-GTA
3.3 Validity and reliability
3.4 Summary of chapter
Chapter 4 Study on pre-service teachers
4.1 About the school
4.2 Participants
4.3 The teaching practicum schedule
4.4 Data collection and analysis
4.5 Results and discussion
4.6 Summary of chapter
Chapter 5 Preliminary study on in-service teachers
5.1 About the school
5.2 Procedures of the school-based lesson study
5.3 Research lesson and post-lesson discussion
5.4 Findings
5.5 Summary of chapter
Chapter 6 Study on in-service teachers
6.1 About the school
6.2 Participants
6.3 Procedures of the school-based lesson study
6.4 In-service teachers’ views on teaching English
6.5 Descriptions of lesson study cycles in this school
6.6 The developmental process of in-service teachers
6.7 Summary of chapter
Chapter 7 Discussion
7.1 Developmental process of pre-service teachers (research question 1)
7.2 In-service teachers’ views on teaching English (research question 2)
7.3 Developmental process of in-service teachers (research question 3)
7.4 In-service teachers compared with pre-service teachers
7.5 Additional findings from this study
7.6 Summary of chapter
Chapter 8 Conclusion
8.1 Summary of the study
8.2 Theoretical implications
8.3 Pedagogical implications
8.4 Contributions of the study
8.5 Limitations of the study and directions for future study
8.6 Concluding statement

References
Appendices
Index

Author

Akiko KAMBARU
Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Tsuru University in Japan. She has 23 years of teaching experience at elementary schools in Japan and the United States, and has been an instructor for teachers. Her major is teaching English to Japanese children. Some of her achievements are below:
Kambaru, A. (2017). Elementary school teachers’ developmental process associated with teaching English in school-based lesson study. JASTEC Journal, 37, 103-118.
Kambaru, A. (2017). Jugyokatei to gakushushidoan no tsukurikata [Lesson procedure and how to make lesson plans]. In T. Higuchi, T. Kagata, E. Izumi, and T. Kinugasa (Eds.), Shinpen shogakko eigokyoikuho nyumon [A primer of Elementary school English education, new edition] (pp. 178-184). Tokyo: Kenkyusha.
Kambaru, A. (2007). Gakkoseikatsu no arayurubamende eigo wo tsukau kankyo wo tsukuru shogakkogakkyutannin no kokoromi [A challenge of an elementary school teacher to make an English environment in school]. Dai 56 kai Yomiuri kyoikusho saiyushushojyushosha rombunshu [56th Collection of papers of the highest award winner of Yomiuri education prize], 103-114.

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La Transmission des Savoirs: Une Analyse Dynamique du Discours

La Transmission des Savoirs

Une Analyse Dynamique du Discours

  • Fumiya ISHIKAWA / 2012.2
  • JPY 5,524 / A5 size, paperback, 334 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

Elucidation and discussion on the process of “information” and information transmission by words.
We analyze the daily conversation between French and Japanese with French, the words used by the administration for information transmission, the words and images composing the TV commercial from a dynamic point of view.
(ISBN 9784861103025)

Table of contents

PREMIERE PARTIE
Interaction en classe de FLE:categorisation, contexte et affection
1. L’analyse des activites metalinguistiques en classe de langues et/ou dans la communication exolingue:transmission de savoirs et/ou organisation de discours
2. Le savoir socioculturel en classe de FLE de niveaux debutant et intermediaire : une approche dynamique des dimensions socioculturelles de la langue
3. La (re)construction des representations de la langue dans et par le discours professoral : une analyse linguistique et ethnomethodologique du processus discursif de description/categorisation de la langue
4. La description des apprenants dans et par les activites de reformulation de l’enseignant en classe de langue
5. L’articulation de la transmission de savoirs et de l’introduction de stereotypes (ou du stereotypage) dans la classe de langue : une analyse interactionnelle de stereotypes en discours didactique
6. La negociation des images de soi dans et par le discours didactique : une analyse dynamique de l’articulation entre transmission de savoirs et (re)con-struction de l’identite en classe de FLE
7. L’aspect affectif du discours en classe de langue : analyse linguistique et enonciative du rire
DEUXIEME PARTIE
Didactique du FLE pour les Japonais
8. L’enseignement du francais au Japon : une didactique du FLE mise en jeu par la realite exterieure de la classe
9. L’≪heteroglottete≫ de la classe de langue en milieu institutionnellement ≪homoglotte≫ : l’articulation entre le discours didactique et le quotidien des apprenants
TROISIEME PARTIE
Formation des formateurs : discours doublement ≪meta≫
10. Analyse des commentaires du conseiller pedagogique : la didacticite du discours du formateur de formateurs …
QUATRIEME PARTIE
Discours en contexte social : administration publique et medias
11. Analyse linguistique des processus de (re)construction des notions de ≪citoyen≫ et d’≪etranger≫ dans et par un discours administratif : reflexion linguistique sur des questions sociales
12. Discours producteur/multiplicateur de sens : une analyse de la publicite commerciale a la television japonaise

Author

Fumiya ISHIKAWA
Professor of the Faculty of intercultural communication at Rikkyo University, Japan. He obtained Ph.D. at the Paris Third University=New Sorbonne University. He is the author of “L’Interaction Exolingue: Analyse de Phenomenes Metalinguistiques. Continuite et Discontinuite Entre Situation d’Enseignement/Apprentissage et Situation ≪naturelle≫” (Shumpsha Publishing).

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Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II: What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems

Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II

What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems

  • Norio SUZUKI / 2012.2
  • JPY 6,667 / A5 size, paperback, 300 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

With the rapid development of the minimalist program, generative grammar today (the biolinguistic enterprise) now faces up to a new, more than ever challenging problem  Darwin’s problem (also known as the logical problem of language evolution). With the ultimate goal of elucidating the human nature and the human capacity in sight, researchers in this promising field continue their dedicated effort to understand not only the design and development of the human language faculty but its origins and evolution in the hominin history. In Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II: What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems, Norio Suzuki brings his recent works together to discuss this new problem anew. By drawing on such crucial notions as UG-residues, the SMT, epigenetics and biological bootstrapping, Suzuki offers an in-depth reexamination and reevaluation of some of the most important proposals made in current minimalist theorizing. Because of the highly technical nature of the discussion made throughout, the book is certainly not for everyone out there, and there is no denying that other researchers will find some of the author’s arguments, suggestions and conclusions hard to accept for the moment. But that is where the very true value of this book lies, as a rich food for further thought. Together with Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues and Helen Keller previously written by the same author, this collection of papers should serve as a good steppingstone for the future progress of generative grammar.
― Koji Fujita, Kyoto University
(ISBN 9784861103001)

Table of contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE and BEYOND
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Chapter1: True Optionality as Evidence for UG-Residues
Chapter2: What Parametric Variation Should be Like, Given Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems
Chapter3: The SMT, the CLT, and the Crash-proof System: How to Obtain a Minimal UG
Chapter4: What Happens in Acquisition: Principle B of the Binding Theory and Scalar Implicature Computation in Child Language
REFERENCES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

Author

Norio SUZUKI
1947: Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
1980: Finished the Doctoral Course (first half) for English Literature of the Department of Literary Studies, Graduate School of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
1982: Left School (halfway before finishing the latter half of the above course).
1982-1985: Full-Time Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College, Kobe, Japan.
1985-1994: Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College.
1994-2002: Professor, Department of British and American Studies, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
1988-1989: Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
2002-2011: Professor, Department of (Clinical) Psychology, Faculty of Human Development and Education, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
2011-Present: Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Literature, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
Publications
Gendai Eibunpo Jiten (Sanseido’s New Dictionay of English Grammar). 1992. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Studies in Generative Syntax (Seisei-togo-ron Kenkyu). 1997. Tokyo: Eichosha.
Eigo-gaku Yogo Jiten (A Dictionary of Technical Terms of English Linguistics). 1999. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller. 2007. Yokohama: Shumpusha Publishing.

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Experimental Studies on Prosodic Features in Second Language Acquisition

Experimental Studies on Prosodic Features in Second Language Acquisition

  • Midori IBA / 2010.8
  • JPY 4,600 / A5 size, paperback, 186 pages
  • bookdesign: Yoko GOTOH

How do Japanese people speak natural English?
Experimental investigation of training method clarifies that training of prosody prior to word pronunciation practice is effective.
It connects speech science and English education and opens the path of rational English learning.
(ISBN 9784861102356)

Table of contents

Chapter 1 (study 1)
The Influence of Model Sounds on the Speech Production of Japanese Learners of English
Chapter 2 (study 2)
The Effectiveness of Low-Pass Filters in English Pronunciation Training
Chapter 3 (study 3)
The Apparent Priority of Prosodic Features over Individual Sounds in Second Language Speech Learning
Chapter 4
General Discussion and Implications for Second Language Pronunciation Teaching
Chapter 5
Teaching English Pronunciation for Global Communication

Author

Midori IBA
Graduated from the Department of English in Faculty of arts and sciences at Tsuda College, Japan. She received her M.A. degree from Kobe University. Ph.D.(Kobe University). Visiting researcher of University of London in 2002. Associate professor of The Institute for Language and Culture at Konan University.

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Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller

Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis

Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller

  • Norio SUZUKI / 2007.7
  • JPY 7,619 / A5 size, paperback, 376 pages

Given the conceptual shift involved in evolutionarily viewing UG as the object of explanation, not as an explanatory tool any more, and Chomsky’s strong minimalist thesis as the central concept of minimalist theorizing, this book attempts to explore its implications and consequences in several empirical domains such as acquisition/learnability, narrow syntactic derivation, interfacing, etc. with special emphasis on such notions as economy, optionality, the EPP, UG residues, etc.
(ISBN 9784861105401)

Table of contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE and BEYOND
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1 Minimalism and Its Implications for Language Acquisition and Learnability
2 Triggers, Minimalism, and Learnability
3 Universals, Occam’s Razor, and the Strong Minimalist Thesis
4 How the Reality Can Be Compatible with the Strong Minimalist Thesis: Interfacing, Economy, and Variation
5 Two Case Studies in Language Acquisition: Evolution, Efficient Computation, and Learnability
6 What Language is Made From: Helen Keller, Some UG Residues, and the Strong Minimalist Thesis
REFERENCES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

Author

Norio Suzuki
1947:Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
1980:Finished the Doctoral Course (first half)for English Literature of the Department of Literary Studies, Graduate School of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
1982:Left School (halfway before finishing the latter half of the above course).
1982-1985:Full-Time Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College, Kobe, Japan.
1985-1994:Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College.
1994-2002:Professor, Department of British and American Studies, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
2002-Present:Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Human Development and Education, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
1988-1989:Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Publications
Gendai Eibunpo Jiten (Sanseido’s New Dictionay of English Grammar). 1992. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Studies in Generative Syntax (Seisei-togo-ron Kenkyu). 1997. Tokyo: Eichosha.
Eigo-gaku Yogo Jiten (A Dictionary of Technical Terms of English Linguistics). 1999. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].

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L’Interaction Exolingue: Analyse de Phenomenes Metalinguistiques

L’Interaction Exolingue

Analyse de Phenomenes Metalinguistiques

  • Fumiya ISHIKAWA / 2002.12
  • JPY 8,476 / A5 size, paperback, 576 pages

In Japanese daily conversation by Japanese who learn French as a foreign language, using French with French, what kind of meta language really is involved in learning languages? How is the meta language used in everyday conversations different from the meta language used in French classes? Analytically consider these problems! (Text in French)
(ISBN 4921146594)

Table of contents

Introduction
Chapitre 1. Description des situations du point de vue de l’echange verbal
Chapitre 2. Mise en lumiere de la structure des interactions
Chapitre 3. Les conceptions du metalangage
Chapitre 4. Analyse du metalangage dans le discours de la classe de langue
Chapitre 5. Specificites enonciatives du discours en classe de langue
Chapitre 6. Aspects metalinguistiques de l’interaction entre natif et non natif en situation ≪naturelle≫
Chapitre 7. A la recherche de traces linguistiques indicatives de l’appropriation de la langue en situation ≪naturelle≫
Conclusion

Author

Fumiya ISHIKAWA
Graduated from the Faculty of general education at Tokyo University. Learned social linguistics at Stendhal Grenoble Third University, language theory and language acquisition theory focusing on pragmatics at the University of Geneva and University of Nuchantel, and study the discourse analysis at the Paris Third University=New Sorbonne University. Paris Third University=New Sorbonne University acquired Doctor (language and culture education theory) in the French language education theory as a foreign language. Specialty is a discourse analysis. Currently Rikkyo University Professor and the researcher of The DELCA-DILTEC Research Group at Paris Third University=New Sorbonne University.

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Languages and Language Policies in Insular Southeast Asia: Focusing on the Philippines and Malaysia

Languages and Language Policies in Insular Southeast Asia

Focusing on the Philippines and Malaysia

  • Toshiaki KAWAHARA / 2002.12
  • JPY 5,950 / A5 size, paperback, 212 pages

(ISBN 4921146640)

Table of contents

1 General Linguistic Situations of Insular Southeast Asia
1.1 An Overview of Sociolinguistic Situations
1.2 Languages Spoken in Each Country
1.3 An Overview of the Historical Background of Sociolinguistic Situations
2 Lingusitic Situations in a Filipino Family and Two Functions of Language
2.1 A Case Study of a Filipino Family
2.2 Function of Language
2.3 Two Functions in a Society
2.4 Development of Two Functions as a Whole
3 Linguistic Situations in a Malaysian Family and Linguistic Verticality
3.1 A Case Study of a Malaysian Family
3.2 Diglossia
3.3 Practical/Identifying Function and Verticality
3.4 Verticality of Sociolinguistic Structure
3.5 Characteristics of Verticality
3.6 Competence Disparity and Elite Closure
3.7 Identifying Function (Dummy High)
4 Language Policy
4.1 What Is Language Policy?
4.2 Language Policies in Developed Countries and Developing Countries
4.3 Analysis of Language Policies
4.4 The First Point: The Selection of a New Common
4.5 The Second Point: The Replacement of Colonial Language
4.6 The Third Point: The Replacement of Immigrant
4.7 Appeal of Nationalism
4.8 Education
4.9 The Fourth Point: The Sophistication of Language
4.10 Identifying Function and Pidgin/Creole
5 Lingusitics Verticality: Its Comparison and Its Transition
5.1 Comparison of Gactors Deciding Language Policies
5.2 Structure of Linguistic Verticality
Conclusions and Suggestions

Author

Toshiaki KAWAHARA
Born in Ishikawa, Japan in 1950. Graduated from the Faculty of literature at Tokyo University. He received his M.A. in pedagogy and Ph.D. in socio-environmental science from Kanazawa University. Professor of Kanazawa Seiryo University, Japan. He is the author of “Axis of Cross-cultural Understanding(Ibunka Rikai no Zahyouziku)”(Co-authored, Nihon Tosho Center) and “Municipal language service: Opening the door to a multilingual society(Zichitaino Gengo Service: Tagengo-Syakai heno Tobira wo Hiraku)”(Shumpusha Publishing).

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The Pragmatics of Uncertainty: Its Realisation and Interpretation in English and Japanese

The Pragmatics of Uncertainty

Its Realisation and Interpretation in English and Japanese

  • Noriko TANAKA / 2001.3
  • JPY 5,333 / A5 size, paperback, 300 pages

How is “tacit understanding” transmitted? How can we avoid “misunderstanding”? What is the conversation law that takes “misunderstanding” as a disadvantage? What is the conversation that produces empathy? Practical analysis of “ambiguity” according to daily scenes. The first book which studied data analysis of television interview program and studied “word theory”. Besides helping to improve intercultural communication skills, it gives great suggestions to all fields where dialogue is important.
(ISBN 4921146225)

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
OUTLINE/THE INDETERMINACY OF ILLOCUTIONARY FORCE/THE MOTIVATION FOR USING INDIRECTNESS OF AMBIVALENCE/THE AGE OF STUDY
CHAPTER 2 CHOOSING NOT TO EXPRESS IT CLEARLY:THE CASE OF AMBIVARENCE AND OOC
INTRODUCTION/AMBIVALENCE/OPTING OUT CHOICE/CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 3 UNCERTAINTY WITHIN A GIVEN ACTIVITY TYPE:THE CASE OF A TVINTERVIEW
INTRODUCTION/DATA/ROLES OF PARTICIPANTS/THE INTERVIEWER‘UNCERTAINTY’AS A STRATEGY/CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 4 COPING WITH UNCERTAINTY WITHIN A GIVEN ACTIVITY TYPE:THE CASE OF A TV INTERVIEW
INTRODUCTION/THE INTERVIEWEE/COOPERATION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS/EXPECTATION OF EXPLICITNESS/IMPLICITNESS/CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 5 SOME OTHER REALISATIONS OF UNCERTAINTY: THE CASE OF JAPANESE
INTRODUCTION/DATA/LEAVING A SENTENCE INCOMPLETE/ENDING A SENTENCE INCOMPLETE/ENDING A SENTENCE WITH A‘SENTENCE FINAL PARTICLE’/CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 6 PRAGMATIC FAILURE IN UNCERTAINTY: IN CROSSCULTURAL INTERACTION
INTRODUCTION/SITUATION-OR ACTIVITY TYPE-SPECIFIC USE OF AN UTTERANCE/DIFFERENT CONCEPT AND REALISATION OF A CERTAIN SPEECH ACT/DIFFERENT NORMS OF INTERACTION/CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 7 CONCLUSION

Author

Noriko TANAKA
She received her Ph.D. in philology from University of Lancaster. Assistant Professor of the Faculty of foreign languages at Meikai University.

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Indigenous Languages Revitalized?

Indigenous Languages Revitalized?

  • Koji MATSUBARA / 2000.9
  • JPY 5,524 / A5 size, paperback, 364 pages

What if 90% of the world’s 6000 languages die out?
Search the language of restoring the minority language that declined by English rule. Authors who wish to preserve and restore minority languages and restore linguistic ecosystems demonstrate the effectiveness of immersion education. A hands-on research based on field work not only in the literature survey but also around the world.
(ISBN 4921146152)

Table of contents

Part I The Decline of Indigenous Languages as a Rsult of the Imposition of English
Chapter 1 International Colonization: The Decline of Weish―A Case Study
Chapter 2 The Provision of English as the Medium of Instruction: The Decline of Maori―A Case Study
Chapter 3 The Disruption of the Linguistic Communities: The Decline of Hawaiian―A Case Study
Chapter 4 Some Other Case Studies
Part Ⅱ The Revitalization Movements of Indigenous Languages in English-speaking Countries and Regions
Chapter 5 The Education Rform Act 1988 and Bilingual Education in Wales
Chapter 6 From Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nests)to Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primacy Schools)
Chapter 7 The Hawaiian Language Immersion Program at Waiau Elementary School in Hawai’i
Chapter 8 Some Other Case Studies
Part Ⅲ The Prospective Ralationships between Indigenous Languages and English
Chapter 9 Bilingua Education versus the English-Only Policy
Chapter 10 Language Policy for Coexistence
Conclusion

Author

Koji MATSUBARA
Professor of Shonan International Women’s Collage. His major is sociolinguistics, especially the revitalization movement of indigenous languages. He is the author of “Global Communication(Global Communication Ron)”(Co-authored, Nakanishiya publishing)and translated “Sleep on the Ground: Appeal of Indigenous Women of Hawaii(Daichini shigamituke: Hawaii Senzyu-min Zyosei no Uttae)”(Haunani-Kay Trask, Shumpusha Publishing).

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