By Andrea Simon-Maeda
This autoethnographic account of the author’s eastern as a moment language studying trajectory is a vital and distinctive addition to diary reports in SLA and utilized linguistics qualitative learn circles. In-depth ethnographic information and introspective remark are skilfully interwoven all through Simon-Maeda’s narrative of her reports as an American expatriate who arrived in Japan in 1975 – the place to begin of her being and changing into a speaker of jap. The booklet joins the new surge in postmodernist, interdisciplinary methods to reading language acquisition, and readers are provided with a hugely convincing case for utilizing autoethnography to higher comprehend sociolinguistic complexities which are unamenable to quantification of remoted variables. the excellent literature evaluate and broad ranging references offer a important resource of knowledge for researchers, educators, and graduate scholars all in favour of present matters in SLA/applied linguistics, bi/multilingualism, and eastern as a moment language.
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Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese: An Autoethnographic Account (Second Language Acquisition) by Andrea Simon-Maeda