Language Use in Interlingual Familes A Japanese-English Sociolinguistic Study Author: Masayo Yamamoto

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 184 pages
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ISBN:
9781853595417
Published:
26 Jul 2001
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book introduces the way languages are used in Japanese-English interlingual families in Japan and explains what factors influence their language choice, with the aim of arriving at a predictive model of language use. It also proposes a taxonomy of interlingual family types and a typological model of language use.

Author Biography:

Masayo Yamamoto is Professor of Bilingualism Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan. Her previous books, in Japanese, are an introduction to the topic for general readers and a more detailed treatment for specialists. She also has edited books on bilingualism and educational topics. With her American husband, she has raised two bilingual children.





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