People and things we celebrate

An Iconography of Japanese Identity - Ken Tann

Ken Tann [+-]
The University of Sydney
Ken Tann lectures at the University of Sydney on the application of linguistic research to identity issues in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to discourse analysis, and his publications include work on both the English and Japanese languages, particularly in relation to nationalism and identity politics.


This chapter discusses the linguistic patterns that constitute Oracles, or the discursive construction of specific cultural heroes and heritage, and how these icons form part of national histories and myths.

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Tann, Ken. People and things we celebrate. An Iconography of Japanese Identity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Dec 2020. ISBN 9781781793428. Date accessed: 19 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27376. Dec 2020

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