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Author Cook, Haruko Minegishi.

Title Socializing identities through speech style : learners of Japanese as a foreign language / Haruko Minegishi Cook
Published Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 225 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language acquisition ; 32
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 32
Contents Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction: An Indexical Approach to Language and Language Socialization; Chapter 2 Social Meaning and Indexicality; Chapter 3 Functions of the Masu Form; Chapter 4 Identity Construction Through Use of the Masu Form: JFL Learners and Host Families; Chapter 5 Marked and Unmarked Uses of the Masu Form in the Homestay Context; Chapter 6 Explicit Language Socialization: Socialization to Use Polite Language; Chapter 7 Implications of the Study for L2 Pragmatics and Pedagogy; Chapter 8 Conclusion; Appendix 1 Questionnaire for JFL Learners
Summary Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of indexicality, this book examines dinnertime talk in a homestay context and explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a foreign language and their Japanese host families socialize their identities through speech style
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-223) and index
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Subject Japanese language -- Social aspects.
Japanese language -- Spoken Japanese.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008012758
ISBN 1847691021 (electronic bk.)
9781847691026 (electronic bk.)
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