Multilingual Tokyo

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I had been led to believe that Japan was a very monolingual place interspersed with Engrish ads, commercial signage and T-shirts. Well, that has turned out to be just another stereotype! Tokyo is an amazingly multilingual place! Official signage in Tokyo is much more multilingual than official signage in Sydney.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2010

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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