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'This Guy is Japanese Stuck in a White Man's Body': A Discussion of Meaning Making, Identity Slippage, and Cross-cultural Adaptation

dc.contributor.author Armour, William Spencer en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T13:27:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T13:27:26Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses two issues within a general theory of cross-cultural adaptation. The first concerns the extent to which cross-cultural adaptation is activated by the ability to make meaning in Japanese as a foreign language. The second investigates the phenomenon of 'identity slippage'. Six life histories taken from informants who had learned Japanese after the age of 11 years have been used as narratives to provide qualitative date to shed light on issues concerning additional language development, and especially some of the consequences of learning Japanese on each informant's sense of self. It was found that making and interpreting meaning with a different set of appropriated linguistic, non-verbal and pivotal information plays a major role in cross-cultural adaptation. It was also discovered that 'identity slippage' is a multilayered phenomenon which relies, in part, on the ability to make meaning in a location and with an audience. Those who can and do identity slip challenge the notions of native and non-native. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0413-4632 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/39684
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Japanese en_US
dc.subject.other identity slippage en_US
dc.subject.other additional language learning en_US
dc.title 'This Guy is Japanese Stuck in a White Man's Body': A Discussion of Meaning Making, Identity Slippage, and Cross-cultural Adaptation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Originally published by Multilingual Matters: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/ en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434630108666422 en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 1-18 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 22 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Armour, William Spencer, Languages & Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Humanities & Languages *
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