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The impact of information and communication technology on script policy in Japan

Premaratne, Dilhara


Information and communication technology appears to have had a profound impact on language use in Japan. An important issue arising from this is said to be the increase in the use of Chinese characters (kanji) outside the official standard. This development has made a re-appraisal of the existing script policy necessary in order to accommodate the changes in kanji usage. To determine the nature and extent of the changes, it is necessary to compare the use of kanji in the information and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Issues in Language Planning
DOI: 10.1080/14664200903555005


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