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ERIC Number: EJ906052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Investment Matters: Supremacy of English and (Re)construction of Identity in International Exchange
Hashimoto, Hiroko; Kudo, Kazuhiro
Language and Intercultural Communication, v10 n4 p373-387 Nov 2010
In Japan critical views of the dominance of English are only infrequently voiced, and the use of English is promoted for the benefits associated with it. This paper discusses the issues of language and power in intercultural communication on the basis of a case study on the Ship for World Youth, an intensive "international exchange" programme in which English is used uncritically as the language of intercultural communication. The paper examines the role of English as a gatekeeping device in social interaction on the ship, and highlights Japanese participants' "investment" in the programme and their identity. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan