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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. (2015). Thematic discourse analysis as a constructionist interpretative method. In F. P. Behak, H. Harun, R. Darmi & H. Baharun (Eds.), Research methodology in language and educational studies (in press). Nilai, Malaysia: Penerbit USIM.

Saito, A. (2014). Is English a nuisance or an asset? Japanese youths' discursive constructions of language attitudes. System, 44,13-23. doi: 10.1016/j.system.2014.02.001 ISSN: 0346-251X (Elsevier)

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 (Routledge/Taylor & Francis)

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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