Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese: An Autoethnographic Account (Second Language Acquisition #53) (Hardcover)
Taking an autoethnographic approach, this book highlights the mutually constitutive relationship of language acquisition, sociocultural contexts and L2 identities. The personalized account of the author's Japanese as a second language development is skilfully interwoven with ethnographic details and introspective commentary.
Andrea Simon-Maeda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Nagoya Keizai University where she teaches English as a foreign language. She has published articles in TESOL Quarterly and the International Multilingual Research Journal and served as a coordinator and editor for the Gender Awareness in Language Education Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching. Her main research interests are bi/multilingualism and gender issues in societal and educational contexts, and her professional educator career in Japan spans 35 years of tertiary level EFL instruction.