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By Andrea Simon-Maeda

This autoethnographic account of the author’s jap as a moment language studying trajectory is a vital and certain addition to diary reviews in SLA and utilized linguistics qualitative learn circles. In-depth ethnographic info and introspective remark are skilfully interwoven all through Simon-Maeda’s narrative of her studies as an American expatriate who arrived in Japan in 1975 – the start line of her being and turning into a speaker of eastern. The booklet joins the new surge in postmodernist, interdisciplinary methods to studying language acquisition, and readers are awarded 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 extensive ranging references offer a necessary resource of data for researchers, educators, and graduate scholars serious about present concerns in SLA/applied linguistics, bi/multilingualism, and jap as a moment language.

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