ICOL Lecture by Jae DiBello Takeuchi: 'Don't Treat Me Like I'm Stupid'

Image of flyer advertising Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics event with Jae DiBello Takeuchi

The Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics (ICOL) at ASU presents a talk about rethinking language learning by Professor Jae DiBello Takeuchi from Clemson University: "Don't Treat Me Like I'm Stupid: Code-switching, Native Speaker Bias, and Linguistic Microaggressions in L2 Japanese."

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In this talk, DiBello Takeuchi examines unwanted code‐switching in Japanese‐language interactions, using two data sets: 1) a Japanese language interaction between an L1‐Japanese politician and an L2‐Japanese reporter, and 2) a survey of L2‐Japanese speakers in Japan. Microanalysis of interaction reveals how the L2 speaker orients to unwanted code‐switching as linguistic microaggression. Analysis of survey data offers further insight into unwanted codeswitching. Findings underscore that native speaker bias remains a barrier for L2‐Japanese speakers, preventing their recognition as legitimate speakers of Japanese.

The Department of English at ASU is a host of ICOL events.

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, 1-2 p.m. (AZ)
All are welcome.

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