Research on Japanese Language Education as Community Language in Australia

  • Thomson, Chihiro Kinoshita (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Otsuji, Emi (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kurata, Naomi (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Oriryama, Kaya (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Itani-Adams, Yuki (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nakamura, Toshiyuki (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Akagawa, Natsuko (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Imura, Taeko (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Yoneyama, Naoko (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hashimoto, Yoji (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kawasaki, Kyoko (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Shaw, Yumiko (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project aims to examine the current situation of Japanese language education and learning as a community/heritage language in Australia. More specifically, it explores major features of language school/class communities, parents' attitudes towards their children's language use/learning, and how teachers support these parents as well as students in these communities.
Effective start/end date29/05/211/04/22


  • community language
  • heritage language
  • Japanese language education
  • family language policy