Japanese Language and Literature Vol. 42, No. 2, October 2008

SPECIAL ISSUE: Japanese Language Education
Edited by Mutsuko Endo Hudson and Seiichi Makino
Introduction, Mutsuko Endo Hudson and Seiichi Makino


Scaffolding in Content Based Instruction of Japanese, Masako O. Douglas and Hiroko Kataoka

Developing Web-Based Multi-Level Materials for Japanese Content Based Instruction, Akemi Morioka, Asako Hayashi Takakura, and Eiko Ushida

Incorporating Sociocultural Approaches into Assessment: Web-Based Peer Learning and Portfolio Projects, Miyuki Fukai, Fumiko Nazikian, and Shinji Sato

Training Effects on the Development of Oral Fluency in L2 Japanese, Naoko Taguchi and Yasufumi Iwasaki

The Role of Input in JFL University-Level Teaching Materials: An Examination of Three Widely Used Textbooks, Holly HK Didi-Ogren and Joseph J. Goebel, Jr.

Motivation and Belief Associated with Japanese Language Proficiency in Sociocultural Perspective, Masako Nunn

From the Core to the Periphery: The Tense System in Japanese, Etsuyo Yuasa


Nakayama, Mazuka, and Shirai, The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics Volume II: Japanese, reviewed by Sachiko Matsunaga

Teruya, A Systemic Functional Grammar of Japanese, reviewed by Etsuyo Yuasa

Napier, From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West, reviewed by Timothy Iles