“The people who are out of ‘right’ English”: Japanese university students' social evaluations of English language diversity and the internationalisation of Japanese higher education

McKenzie, Robert and Gilmore, Alexander (2017) “The people who are out of ‘right’ English”: Japanese university students' social evaluations of English language diversity and the internationalisation of Japanese higher education. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 27 (1). pp. 152-175. ISSN 0802-6106

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12110

Abstract

Previous research indicates that evaluations of speech forms reflect stereotypes of, and attitudes towards, the perceived group(s) of speakers of the language/variety under consideration. This study, employing both implicit and explicit attitude measures, investigates 158 Japanese university students' perceptions of forms of UK, US, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian English speech. The results show a general convergence between students' explicit and implicit attitudes, for instance, regarding US and UK English as the most correct, and solidarity with Japanese speakers of English. The findings are discussed in relation to intergroup relations between the traditional Japanese cohort and specific groups of overseas students, particularly in light of recent internationalisation policies adopted by many Japanese universities, and the resultant increase in international students from South and East Asia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociolinguistics;language attitudes;language ideology;native vs. non-native speakers;linguistic discrimination
Subjects: Q300 English studies
T200 Japanese studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 08:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22889

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