Multi-competence, expressivity, non-native variants: an investigation into Japanese English

Yamaguchi, Toshiko (2020) Multi-competence, expressivity, non-native variants: an investigation into Japanese English. Asian Englishes, 22 (2). pp. 112-124. ISSN 1348-8678, DOI

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This article investigates Japanese English, a non-standard variety of English, via the three notions of multi-competence, expressivity, and non-native variants. The article demonstrates how speakers of Japanese English manipulate expressivity, a prevalent cognitive-pragmatic construct to generate non-native forms, in assigned presentational talks. The article shows that meaning-carrying non-native forms regularly co-occur with their native counterparts and argues that expressivity belongs to the fourth stage of multi-competence. There is also a preliminary discussion of the implications of the study’s findings for English language teaching in Japan, where educators have begun considering a plurilithic approach to the English language in earnest. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Funders: This study received financial support from the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes (JAFAE) for the Japanese academic year from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Expressivity; Japanese English; multi-competence; non-native variants
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 03:42
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 03:42

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