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Furukawa, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This article analyzes stylized pronunciations of English by Japanese speakers on televised variety shows in Japan. Research on style and mocking has done much to reveal how linguistic forms are utilized in interaction as resources of identity construction that can oftentimes subvert hegemonic discourse (Chun 2004). Within this research area,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Styles, Multilingualism, Pronunciation
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Higgins, Christina; Furukawa, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
This article analyzes four Hollywood films set in Hawai'i to shed light on how particular languages and language varieties "style" (Auer 2007; Coupland 2007) Local/Hawaiian and mainland U.S. characters as certain kinds of people. Through an analysis of films featuring "haole" ("white, outsider") male protagonists who…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Films, Language Variation, Indigenous Knowledge