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ERIC Number: EJ824010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Japan's Experience of Language Contact: A Case Study of RADIO-i, a Multilingual Radio Station in Nagoya
Tsuda, Sanae; Lafaye, Beverley Elsom
Language and Intercultural Communication, v5 n3-4 p248-263 Aug 2005
Language contact is traditionally associated with language communities having a long and close association with a second language--through an existing official language, or extensive use of the language spoken by past colonial rulers, or both. Japan neither falls directly into these categories, nor is it considered a country with a strong bilingual tradition. Despite its image as monolingual, it has several foreign language radio stations. This paper puts language contact in Japan in context, describes its historical background and illustrates its peculiar features. Then it isolates the rationale for the existence of a multilingual radio station, RADIO-i, and examines why its listeners prefer it to a monolingual alternative. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan