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Japanese signs as a learning resource?

Black, Paul and Nakahara, Masumi (2006). Japanese signs as a learning resource?. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching,3(S1):6-21.

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Title Japanese signs as a learning resource?
Author Black, Paul
Nakahara, Masumi
Journal Name Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 3
Issue Number S1
ISSN 0219-9874   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 6
End Page 21
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher National University of Singapore
Field of Research 1302 - Curriculum and Pedagogy
2003 - Language Studies
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The abundance of signs and similar print in the urban environment of Japan can provide authentic materials to support the learning of written Japanese. While there have been some past attempts to use pictures of signs for the teaching of Japanese reading, digital photography now makes it easy to develop electronic resources for a more systematic approach to exploiting these authentic texts, which range from ones quickly mastered by beginners to ones challenging to intermediate learners. After considering how such signs might be used as a basis for computerised reading instruction, we will consider how they can also provide bases for discussing various aspects of Japanese culture and daily life.
Keywords Japanese
Languages education
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