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ERIC Number: EJ823416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Japanese Nationalism and the Global Spread of English: An Analysis of Japanese Governmental and Public Discourses on English
Kawai, Yuko
Language and Intercultural Communication, v7 n1 p37-55 Feb 2007
Globalisation has accelerated the spread of English internationally, challenged nationalisms and put nation states in a dilemma in which they have to promote English, a foreign language, in addition to their national languages. Focusing on the proposal in January 2000 to establish English as an official language of Japan, this study attempts to understand and critique how English is represented in relation to Japanese nationalism in government and popular discourses and thereby explores implications for teaching English as a foreign language and intercultural communication. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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