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ERIC Number: EJ1145304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Translingual Practice in L2 Japanese: Workplace Narratives
Menard-Warwick, Julia; Leung, Genevieve
Language and Intercultural Communication, v17 n3 p270-287 2017
Translingual practice is an emergent theoretical perspective which emphasizes the capacity and disposition for meaning-making across linguistic boundaries. Following on studies of globalized workplaces that have focused on lingua franca English, this article explores translingual practice as represented in interview and blog narratives recounted by multilingual, multiethnic young adults hired by Japanese schools and companies for their English proficiency. In these metapragmatic narratives of interactions with supervisors and coworkers, participants portray themselves surmounting communicative challenges through investment in L2 Japanese, and especially through pragmatic accommodation to local norms. In this way, they avoid maintaining widespread ideologies that delegitimize Japanese L2 speakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; California
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