Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2020/03
Type Other research activities
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title The influence of Multiple Languages Environment
on Children's Identity Formation
Contribution Type Multiple author(s)
Journal The proceedings of 6th annual conference of association of language and culture education
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher association of language and culture education
Volume, Issue, Page pp.126-131
Author and coauthor Mami Yoshida/Munji Che
Details This study discusses the indentity formation of a child who grew up in multi language environment,Japan, France, and Korea. The life story of a Japanese-Korean female university student who conducted autoethnography was analyzed. In order to examine the relationship between important concepts the author was not aware of, the analysis called PAC (Personal Attitude Construct), a new research method invented and developed by Naito (1993) to measure the attitude structure by of an individual.It was found that the author's identity has changed from the "self" who needs to make "investment" to become a full member of the community she belonged to to the "self" who is gifted with useful resources.