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Japanese as Foreign Language in the Age of Globalization


Japanese as Foreign Language in the Age of Globalization


2008, ISBN 978-3-89129-854-1, € 33.-, iudicium Verlag, München, 268 p. [オーダー]


Heinrich, Patrick
Sugita, Yuko


Japanese as Foreign Language in the Age of Globalization

Japanese as Foreign Language in the Age of Globalization

In our globalizing world of today, the significance, status and demand of languages are experiencing changes which are unmatched in human history. These changes also relate to the languages of Japan as well as to the way that they are being taught and studied. In this book 14 authors from four continents present their research results on Japanese as foreign language (JFL) in the age of globalization. The participation of these authors reflects the fact that research into JFL has itself become global. Since JFL in the age of globalization is a field too extensive to be comprehensively covered by a single book, we restricted ourselves to three topics which we believe are central in discussing this issue.

  • New kinds of language learners and new teaching paradigms
  • Native – non-native speaker interaction or contact situations in a more general sense
  • New insights into cognitive processes in language learning


Heinrich, Patrick; Sugita, Yuko
pp. 7-8

Spolsky, Bernard
Japanese in European language education policy
pp. 9-18

Japanese as Foreign Language in the early twenty-first century – policy learners and native speakers
pp. 19-32

Galan, Christian
Japanese as Foreign Language in European universities – new students and/or new teaching paradigm?
pp. 33-50

Shikama, Ayako
Integration policy towards migrants in Japan with a focus on language
pp. 51-64

Heinrich, Patrick
Establishing Okinawan heritage language education
pp. 65-86

Eschbach-Szabo, Viktoria
Speech perception across languages and writing systems – lessons for Japanese as Foreign Language from a commercial research project
pp. 87-94

Sugita, Yuko
Collective action choices in Japanese workplace interaction
pp. 95-122

Neustupný, Jiří V.
On research in contact situations
pp. 123-138

Fan, Sau Kuen
Teaching Japanese interaction as a process of language management
pp. 139-164

Shport, Irina A.
Acquisition of Japanese pitch accent by American learners
pp. 165-188

Yoshioka, Keiko
Reference introduction in speech and gesture – a comparison of Dutch and Japanese
pp. 189-206

Ando, Yuka
The case particle ni and its acquisition
pp. 207-226

Dillmann, Gerhard
’Estimations’ in Japanese – some empirical investigations and consequences for Japanese as Foreign Language
pp. 227-260

Information on the authors
pp. 261-262