Japanese English: Norm-dependency and emerging strategies

Yamaguchi, Toshiko and Pétursson, Magnús (2018) Japanese English: Norm-dependency and emerging strategies. English Today, 34 (02). pp. 17-24. ISSN 0266-0784, DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078417000359.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078417000359


This paper investigates the English language spoken by four educated Japanese speakers from an acoustic phonetic perspective. We look closely at how they pronounce and connect segments in reading a short text. Because English has the status of an international language, it is actively used for various purposes within and across countries. English speakers are therefore not necessarily native speakers but have a different first language (L1); English is a second (L2) or foreign language (FL) for them. There are increasing numbers of studies on Japanese English (JE), particularly from attitudinal and perceptual angles (e.g. Tokumoto & Shibata, 2011; Matsuura et al., 2014), but, as McKenzie (2013: 228) notes, there is a dearth of research that documents, or systematically characterizes, the English produced by Japanese speakers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Japanese English; Norm-dependency; emerging strategies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 07:25
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 07:25
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20325

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