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ERIC Number: EJ1165190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Contradictory Effect of the "Global" on the "Local": Japanese Behaviour and Attitudes towards English Use in Local Contexts
Terasawa, Takunori
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v16 n1 p1-12 2018
This paper aims to establish that globalised social and linguistic changes have a more complicated impact on local behaviours and attitudes than is believed. Based on statistical analysis of nationally representative surveys in Japan, the paper presents evidence against the following two propositions: (1) globalisation increases local demand for English use and (2) local enthusiasm for English-education reforms is a direct outcome of globalisation. The findings of the study suggest a significant disconnect between these discourses and reality. Therefore, this paper discusses the power of discourse in constructing images of globalisation and the global spread of English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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