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Author Doerr, Neriko Musha, 1967- author

Title Constructing the heritage language learner : knowledge, power, and new subjectivities / Neriko Musha Doerr and Kiri Lee
Published Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 188 pages)
Series Contributions to the sociology of language, 1861-0676 ; 103
Contributions to the sociology of language ; 103
Contents 1. Introduction: The heritage language leraner? -- 2. An emerging field of investigation; Construction of the heritage language learner as a new object of study -- 3. Ethnographic fieldwork at Jackson Japanese Language School -- 4. Betwixt and between Japanese and the heritage language learner of Japanese -- 5. Designing the heritage language learner: Modes of governmentality in the classroom -- 6. Defining the heritage language learner -- 7. Shifting frames of reference: JJLS, AP, heading college, and construction of the Japanese-as-a-heritage-language learner -- 8. Adjusting the Jackson course -- 9. Implications and departure
Summary "Though often treated as an objective category, heritage language learner is a social construct contested by researchers, government officials, school administrators, and students themselves. Based on ethnographic fieldwork at a Japanese language school in the US, the book examines the construction of the heritage language learner, viewing the notion as a site of negotiation regarding the legitimate knowledge of language and ways of belonging"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Japanese language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Language teachers -- Training of -- United States.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Lee, Kiri, author
ISBN 1614512833 (electronic book)
9781614512837 (electronic book)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)