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Discourses of English as an official language in a monolingual society: The case of South Korea

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Title: Discourses of English as an official language in a monolingual society: The case of South Korea
Authors: Yoo, Ok Kyoon
Advisor: Brown, James D.
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: By critically examining public discourses surrounding the issue of EOL in the South Korean intellectual community, this paper attempts to reconceptualize ‘linguistic nationalism’, the ideology of ‘one nation, one language’, in a monolingual country, within the discipline of language planning and policy (LPP). Also, it explores several general theoretical questions in LPP. First, by discussing the tone of mass media coverage of the issue, it attempts to show how dominant ideologies of globalization and English as a global language are reproduced and opposed in media discourse, a potentially powerful manager of public opinion. Second, it attempts to conceptualize a democratic language policy-making process from the bottom up, while attending to public opinion formulation processes reflected in public opinion polls on the issue.
Pages/Duration: 44 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40671
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