Publication details [#64578]

Burdelski, Matthew and Noriko Takei. 2018. Shifting of “expert” and “novice” roles between/within two languages: Language socialization, identity, and epistemics in family dinnertime conversations. Multilingua 37 (1) : 83–118.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper examines the building and altering of “expert” and “novice” roles between and within two languages (Japanese and English). It discloses the dynamics of language socialization in a bilingual/immigrant context in which the relative roles of expert and novice appear, change, and are parleyed in interaction. The findings are debated in relation to language expertise, power and hierarchy, agency and bidirectional language socialization.