Language Planning and Language Change in Japan: East Asian Perspectives, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Language Planning and Language Change in Japan

East Asian Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Tessa Carroll


290 pages

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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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General