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LINGUIST List 24.3972

Thu Oct 10 2013

Diss: Applied Linguistics: Saito: 'The Construction of Language Attitudes ...'

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Oct-2013
From: Akihiro Saito <akisaitohi-tech.ac.jp>
Subject: The Construction of Language Attitudes, English(es), and Identities in Written Accounts of Japanese Youths
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Institution: University of Southern Queensland
Program: Doctor of Philosophy
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2013

Author: Akihiro Saito

Dissertation Title: The Construction of Language Attitudes, English(es), and Identities in Written Accounts of Japanese Youths

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Dissertation Director:
Shirley O'Neill
Warren Midgley

Dissertation Abstract:

This dissertation reports a study that explored the discursive construction
of language attitudes, Englishes, and language learners' identities in
written discourses. The data was elicited from a culturally amenable
writing mode called shoronbun (expository type essay) written by Japanese
college students. An analysis of their accounts revealed a range of
diverse, at times contested, meanings and images of the global language,
English. Identified in the construction of these images were attitudes as
evaluative practices and meticulous discursive moves to which the
participants resorted in pursuit of a tenable argumentative position in
concord with one's moral order.



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