Dreaming in… English? The Complexity and Unexpectedness of Japanese Being and Becoming through Language

Author: Barbra A. Meek


Focusing on the articles in this issue by Doerr and Lee and by Takamori, this commentary asks what it means to identify some languages as heritage languages and others as not, and considers the various social processes, contexts, and ideologies that mediate the ways in which we go about doing so. The goal is to further draw out the complexities and the contradictions embedded in such processes of identification, both of and through language, as illustrated by these authors. 

Regions: East Asia
Countries: Japan

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