1st Edition

Language Planning and Language Change in Japan
East Asian Perspectives

ISBN 9780415861601
Published October 30, 2013 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

Highlights the shift in language planning and language change in Japan at the end of the 20th century against a background of significant socio-cultural, political, and economic change and places them in a comparative context. Issues investigated include the concept of disorder in language; changes in official language; changing attitudes to regional dialects; and the impact of globalisation and technological advances.


'This book is a valuable contribution to the literature on language planning and on Japan, and I can wholeheartedly resommend it.' - Journal of European Area Studies

'The account is informative, detailed and balanced.' - School of Oriental & African Studies