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Non native-speaker-oriented L2 learning

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  • 非ネイティブスピーカー志向の第二言語習得
  • Analysis of the life story of one Japanese English learner
  • 日本人英語学習者Aの語りの分析を通して


<p>Native-speakerism is still prevalent in second language education fields, despite efforts to eradicate its presence in the sphere of academic research. However, exploring and elucidating NON-Native-speakerism oriented language learning is the aim of this paper, qualitatively analyzing an extended example of one English language learner’s life story. This learner has always maintained a consistent attitude of being an “appropriate speaker as a non-native speaker.” Chronicling the subject’s learning environment and socio-cultural development from early childhood to the present, we explore how this environment and development affected and formed his character. “Character” is a conceptual term as defined below: any verbal or behavioral expression to show “what kind of person you are.” The results of the qualitative analysis and following reflections are summarized and described in four discernible features: (1) intentional performance and reflection of “character” in the second language; (2) respect for second language culture and emphasis placed upon formality and politeness in the language studied; (3) correct and thoughtful use of structure of the language, regardless of whether it is the first or the second language; and (4) emphasis on clarity of message.</p>


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