A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global
language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies –
drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific
trends in social history – inform the relationships that people in Japan
have towards the language.