Martin is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics. He has taught in the UK, Poland, Kazakhstan and Japan. He is currently a lecturer in the International Communication department at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan.
'Language ideologies of English as a global language in Japan: The effects on Japanese university students’ self-national and self-global identities'
The spread of English as a global language continues to affect many countries around the world, including Japan. Ideologies and beliefs about English are wide-ranging. On the one hand, its influence may be viewed positively as language and modern societies change. On the other hand, its influence may be viewed negatively as resistance to change and language traditions dissipate.
This project is a study of how the ideologies and beliefs of English as a global language may affect Japanese students’ identities, who study English as their majors. The purpose of the study is to identify the complexity of these students’ hybrid identities, in which they may exhibit both local and national traits, yet at the same time identify with global citizenry through English as the medium.
- Alexandra Polyzou (first supervisor)
- Christopher Anderson (second supervisor)
- Adrian Holliday (chair)