Acts of Reading: Exploring Connections in Pedagogy of Japanese

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780824822613: Acts of Reading: Exploring Connections in Pedagogy of Japanese

Students who have completed a year of German read Brecht in their second year, those of Spanish read Cervantes. Teachers of first and second-year Japanese can often find nothing comparable. "Why aren't your students reading literature?" they are asked. "Why not Soseki? Or Murakami?" What are instructors of Japanese doing wrong?

Nothing, according to the authors of this volume. Rather, they argue, such questions exemplify the gross misunderstandings and unreasonable expectations of teaching reading in Japanese. In Acts of Reading, the authors set out to explore what reading is for Japanese as a language, and how instructors should teach it to students of Japanese. They seek answers to two questions: What are the aspects of reading in Japan as manifested in Japanese society? What L2 (second-language) reading problems are specific to Japanese? In answering the first and related questions, the authors conclude that reading is a socially motivated, purposeful act that is savored and becomes a part of people's lives. Reading instruction in Japanese, therefore, should include teaching students how to work with text as the Japanese do in Japanese society.

The second question relates more directly to traditional concerns in L2 reading. The authors begin with a general theory of reading. They then offer a welcome glimpse into the rich and complex perspectives-sometimes conflicting, other times symbiotic-on what reading is and how it is performed in L1 and L2, and, most importantly, on the web of interconnections between the phenomenology of reading and the demands it places on teaching approaches to reading in Japanese.

With essays by Charles J. Quinn, Jr., Fumiko Harada, and Chris Brockett
Foreword by J. Marshall Unger

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Hiroshi Nara is associate professor of Japanese language and linguistics in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Mari Noda is associate professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Ohio State University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nara, Hiroshi, Noda, Mari
Published by University of Hawaii Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110824822617

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hiroshi Nara, Mari Noda
Published by University of Hawai i Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai i Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Students who have completed a year of German read Brecht in their second year, those of Spanish read Cervantes. Teachers of first- and second-year Japanese can often find nothing comparable. Why aren t your students reading literature? they are asked. Why not Soseki? Or Murakami? What are instructors of Japanese doing wrong? Nothing, according to the authors of this volume. Rather, they argue, such questions exemplify the gross misunderstandings and unreasonable expectations of teaching reading in Japanese. In Acts of Reading, the authors set out to explore what reading is for Japanese as a language, and how instructors should teach it to students of Japanese. They seek answers to two questions: What are the aspects of reading in Japan as manifested in Japanese society? What L2 (second-language) reading problems are specific to Japanese? In answering the first and related questions, the authors conclude that reading is a socially motivated, purposeful act that is savored and becomes a part of people s lives. Reading instruction in Japanese, therefore, should include teaching students how to work with text as the Japanese do in Japanese society. The second question relates more directly to traditional concerns in L2 reading. The authors begin with a general theory of reading. They then offer a welcome glimpse into the rich and complex perspectives - sometimes conflicting, other times symbiotic - on what reading is and how it is performed in L1 and L2, and, most importantly, on the web of interconnections between the phenomenology of reading and the demands it places on teaching approaches to reading in Japanese. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780824822613

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hiroshi Nara, Mari Noda
Published by University of Hawai i Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai i Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Students who have completed a year of German read Brecht in their second year, those of Spanish read Cervantes. Teachers of first- and second-year Japanese can often find nothing comparable. Why aren t your students reading literature? they are asked. Why not Soseki? Or Murakami? What are instructors of Japanese doing wrong? Nothing, according to the authors of this volume. Rather, they argue, such questions exemplify the gross misunderstandings and unreasonable expectations of teaching reading in Japanese. In Acts of Reading, the authors set out to explore what reading is for Japanese as a language, and how instructors should teach it to students of Japanese. They seek answers to two questions: What are the aspects of reading in Japan as manifested in Japanese society? What L2 (second-language) reading problems are specific to Japanese? In answering the first and related questions, the authors conclude that reading is a socially motivated, purposeful act that is savored and becomes a part of people s lives. Reading instruction in Japanese, therefore, should include teaching students how to work with text as the Japanese do in Japanese society. The second question relates more directly to traditional concerns in L2 reading. The authors begin with a general theory of reading. They then offer a welcome glimpse into the rich and complex perspectives - sometimes conflicting, other times symbiotic - on what reading is and how it is performed in L1 and L2, and, most importantly, on the web of interconnections between the phenomenology of reading and the demands it places on teaching approaches to reading in Japanese. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780824822613

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nara, Hiroshi
Published by University of Hawai'i Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai'i Press, 2002. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780824822613

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.84
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nara, Hiroshi; Noda, Mari
Published by University of Hawaii Press
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawaii Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0824822617 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1363969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hiroshi Nara, Mari Noda, Chris Brockett, Fumiko H. Harada, Charles J., Jr. Quinn, Tsukasa Kobayashi
Published by Univ of Hawaii Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0824822617

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nara, Hiroshi/ Noda, Mari/ Brockett, Chris/ Harada, Fumiko H./ Quinn, Charles J., Jr./ Kobayashi, Tsukasa
Published by Univ of Hawaii Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 352 pages. 9.25x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0824822617

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 78.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hiroshi Nara; Mari Noda
Published by University of Hawaii Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0824822617 ISBN 13: 9780824822613
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0824822617

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 89.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds