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ERIC Number: EJ877747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Language and Cultural Maintenance of Hawai'i-Born Nisei
Yoshida, Hiromi
Educational Perspectives, v40 n1 p31-35 2007
This article examines how "Nisei," the second generation of Japanese immigrants, in Hilo on the island of Hawai'i have maintained their Japanese cultural and linguistic skills. In this article, the author first provides a history of these Japanese immigrant communities in Hilo. This article describes the author's research findings. The author then offers an analysis and explanation using the "reward system" theory proposed by Joshua A. Fishman. The author concludes with some comments on the "Nisei" use of Japanese and the special Japanese culture they uphold. (Contains a bibliography and 17 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii