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Towards Post-Native-Speakerism

Dynamics and Shifts

  • Stephanie Ann Houghton
  • Kayoko Hashimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Individual Teacher-Researcher Narratives Related to Workplace Experience and Language-Based Inclusion/Exclusion

  3. Japanese Native-Speakerism in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language

  4. Post-Native-Speakerism: Multilingual Perspectives and Globalisation

  5. Post-Native-Speakerism in English Language Education

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


This book probes for a post-native-speakerist future. It explores the nature of (English and Japanese) native-speakerism in the Japanese context, and possible grounds on which language teachers could be employed if native-speakerism is rejected (i.e., what are the language teachers of the future expected to do, and be, in practice?). It reveals the problems presented by the native-speaker model in foreign language education by exploring individual teacher-researcher narratives related to workplace experience and language-based inclusion/exclusion, as well as Japanese native-speakerism in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language. It then seeks solutions to the problems by examining the concept of post-native-speakerism in relation to multilingual perspectives and globalisation generally, with a specific focus on education.


English as a Foreign Language English as a Lingua Franca multilingualism native-speakerism post-native-speakerist pedagogy the native-speaker criterion

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie Ann Houghton
    • 1
  • Kayoko Hashimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Art and Regional DesignSaga UniversitySagaJapan
  2. 2.School of Languages and CulturesUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

About the editors

Stephanie Ann Houghton PhD is an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication at Saga University in Japan. She has published multiple academic books and articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She is co-editor of the book series Intercultural Communication and Language Education (Springer) with Melina Porto. Centring on the development of intercultural communicative competence, her main research areas include intercultural dialogue, native-speakerism and citizenship education. Her publications include (forthcoming) Beyond Native-Speakerism: Current Explorations and Future Visions, co-authored with D.J. Rivers and Kayoko Hashimoto (Routledge).

Kayoko Hashimoto is a Lecturer at the School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Queensland in Australia. Her main research areas are language policies and Japan’s educational policies. Her publications include (forthcoming) Beyond Native-Speakerism: Current Explorations and Future Visions, co-authored with S.A. Houghton and D.J. Rivers, Routledge; and “The Japanisation of English language education: promotion of the national language within foreign language policy” in Language polices in education: Critical issues, Second edition edited by J. W. Tollefson (2013). She has been the Language and Education Thematic & Review editor for Asian Studies Review since 2013.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Towards Post-Native-Speakerism
  • Book Subtitle Dynamics and Shifts
  • Editors Stephanie Ann Houghton
    Kayoko Hashimoto
  • Series Title Intercultural Communication and Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intercultural Communication and Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-7160-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5597-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-7162-1
  • Series ISSN 2520-1735
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1743
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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