Welcome to the website of the International Symposium on Japanese as a Global Language (EJHIB2015) !
August 9-13, 2015 | Sao Paulo, Brasil
The number of speakers of Japanese as a foreign language, bilinguals and speakers of Japanese as a heritage language has increased dramatically in the 21st century. Likewise, literary works produced by non-native writers are gaining prominence. Nowadays, a more flexible framework of what is meant by Japanese language and culture is expected. Proposals and research works on issues involving linguistic variation, culture contacts and culture mixing in the global context are also expected. The symposium which will be held in Sao Paulo, the city that has the highest concentration of Nikkei communities in Brazil aims to offer a forum for discussing the Japanese language and culture in the global context, grasping the reality of cultural contacts, linguistic contacts, identity and globalization of the Japanese language. We expect enrollments of empirically-based research and / or recent case studies in diverse areas such as language policy, bilingualism (heritage language), cultural studies, translative studies in Japanese literature, and identity / identification, as well as Japanese language education.
Leiko Matsubara Morales （University of Sao Paulo）
Makiko Matsuda （Kanazawa University）
★The name EJHIB is derived from the former conference name in Portuguese ” Simpósio Internacional sobre Ensino-aprendizagem de Língua Japonesa como Língua de Herança, Identidade e Bilinguismo”