Japanese and Other Language Teaching & Learning General Research-Oriented Short Presentation
Translanguaging in Japan: A Case Study of High School English Teachers
Translanguaging reconceptualises language and speakers in Japan and how “the” foreign language, English, is taught in Japanese high schools.
Some scholars have contested the idea of homogenous Japan (Burgess, 2010; Lie, 2001; Weiner; 2009) including its monolingualism (Gottlieb, 2005; Heinrich & Galan, 2010).
Burgess, C. (2010). The illusion of homogeneous Japan and national character: Discourse as a tool to transcend the ‘myth’ vs. ‘reality’ binary. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9(1).
Gottlieb, N. (2005). Language and Society in Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Heinrich, P., & Galan, C. (2011). Language life in Japan: Transformations and prospects (1 ed.). London: Routledge.
Lie, J. (2001). Multiethnic Japan. Cambridge, United States: Harvard University Press.
Weiner, M. (2009). Japan's minorities: The illusion of homogeneity (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.