Home List of Titles Applied linguistics research in the tourism sector: a case study of the impact of ethno-tourism on Ainu
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- Applied linguistics research in the tourism sector: a case study of the impact of ethno-tourism on Ainu
- Savage, Theresa
- An ethnographic study of the effectiveness of entrepreneurial activity on Ainu language revitalization was carried out. Findings indicate that the promotion and dissemination of Ainu language and culture is being achieved through ethno-tourism. The sale and display of handicrafts, dance performances, cultural festivals, speech contests, music and ceremonies appear to be instrumental in instilling a sense of pride and dignity in the Ainus, therefore strengthening group solidarity and identity.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of 'Multilingualism: challenges and opportunities', the 15th International Association of Applied Linguistics World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2008), Essen, Germany, 24-29 August 2008
- Publication year
- Ainu; Cultural preservation; Culture; Ethno-tourism; Indigenous cultures; Indigenous entrepreneurs; Japan; Language; Minority languages; Tourism
- International Association of Applied Linguistics
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2008.
- Peer reviewed