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Name: Akihiro  Saito
Institution: Hachinohe Institute of Technology
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State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Language attitudes; language ideology; discourse analysis; language policy
Selected Publications: Saito, A. (2012). Is English our lingua franca or the native speaker’s property? The native speaker orientation among middle school students in Japan. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 3(6), 1071-1081. doi:10.4304/jltr.3.6.1071-1081 ISSN 1798-4769 (Academy Publisher)
Saito, A. (2011). Immigrant communities face educational challenges in the “motherland”. LingAppl@ Quarterly, 2, 2.
Saito, A., & Hatoss, A. (2011). Does the ownership rest with us? Global English and the native speaker ideal among Japanese high school students. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6(2), 108-125. doi: 10.5172/ijpl.2011.108 ISSN 1833-4105 (eContent Management, ERA Rank A)
Saito, A. (2011). Methodology, the Western, and myself: The West/non-West binary in a non-Western educational researcher's pursuit of a PhD. In W. Midgley, M. Tyler, A. Mander, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.). Beyond binaries in education research (pp. 17-26). New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415885126
Dissertation Abstract: The Construction of Language Attitudes, English(es), and Identities in Written Accounts of Japanese Youths
Academic Paper Abstract: Is English a nuisance or an asset? Japanese youths' discursive constructions of language attitudes



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