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Jae DiBello Takeuchi

In fall 2024, I will be joining the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University as associate professor of Japanese.
I use this website to share my research and teaching projects.

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I am an incoming Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. My areas of specialization are Japanese sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and foreign language pedagogy. My research focuses on the experiences of Japanese second language speakers in Japan. I am particularly interested in how they navigate Japanese speech styles, including dialects and keigo, and my research projects examine language choices people make in local communities, workplaces, and leisure activities. I examine language use and beliefs about language using qualitative methods, including microanalysis of interaction and ethnographic interviews. My recent projects focus on linguistic practices of marginalization and resistance.

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I am pleased to announce that my book has been released!

Language Ideologies and L2 Speaker Legitimacy
Native Speaker Bias in Japan

Order it direct from Multilingual Matters website
and use coupon code LILSL75 for 75% off until May 31st!


Language Ideologies and L2 Speaker Legitimacy

Latest Publications

Code-switching as Linguistic Microaggression:
L2-Japanese and Speaker Legitimacy

Multilingua, published online ahead of print (2022).

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