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  • Author:
    Nanette Gottlieb
  • ISBN:
    0521532841
  • ISBN13:
    978-0521532846
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    Cambridge University Press (March 7, 2005)
  • Pages:
    180 pages
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Contemporary Japanese Society.

Contemporary Japanese Society.

If Japanese sociolinguistics can be likened in range and complexity to a forest, this book by the sociolinguist and Japan specialist Nanette Gottlieb would best be described as a Kyoto rock garden. It lies within a circumscribed landscape and gives pause for thought.

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Nanette Gottlieb is Reader in Japanese at the University of Queensland. Her previous publications include Word Processing Technology in Japan (2000) and Japanese Cybercultures (2003).

ISBN 13: 9780521532846. Nanette Gottlieb is Reader in Japanese at the University of Queensland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Contemporary Japanese Society provides a comprehensive portrayal of modern Japan through the analysis of key aspects of Japanese society and culture, ranging from work and gender politics to science and technology. The series offers a balanced yet interpretive approach

Contemporary Japanese Society provides a comprehensive portrayal of modern Japan through the analysis of key aspects of Japanese society and culture, ranging from work and gender politics to science and technology. The series offers a balanced yet interpretive approach. Books are designed for a wide range of readers including undergraduate beginners in Japanese studies, to scholars and professionals.

Nanette Gottlieb's comprehensive study considers the role of language in Japanese society, particularly in relation to the formation of national and personal identities. It covers important questions such as multilingualism, language and nationalism, language and technology, and literacy and reading habits. Written by a leading authority in this field, Gottlieb's work is essential reading for students and scholars wishing to know more about the Japanese language and the society in which it is spoken.

Quphagie
Language and Society in Japan is written in clear and intelligent English that makes you want to read more, which is definitely a plus for this book. However, the contents are basic and are suited to beginning learners of the Japanese language and society. This criticism comes from the fact that the book uses more newspapers and commercially available publications for opinion formation and depends less on scholastic papers. More scholastic analyses will make the book suited for serious academic interests.
Agrainel
The item received was exactly in the shape it wad described. 5 stars for that. The only thing that was not convenient was the fact that it took forever for the purchase to come in. Let's say close to three weeks.
Yggfyn
Those wishing to go beyond pop-schlock evaluations of contemporary Japan (cough! Shutting Out the Sun! cough!) would do well to turn to the Contemporary Japanese Society series, which thoughtfully describse and evaluates many aspects of the country's society and politics. In this volume, Nanette Gottlieb exposes and explodes the usual myths about language in Japan elegantly, and then goes on to describe language in all its forms: writing, the media, minority languages, dialect rights, and aspects of Japanese linguistic practice are all covered. It's not the most thrilling read ever, but it's informative and objective.