2019 Lectures in Linguistic Diversity Series

2019 Lectures in Linguistic Diversity Series

Our next speaker in the 2019 Lectures in Linguistic Diversity series is Jinhyun Cho, Macquarie University

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Where: Australian Hearing Hub Room 1.602

What: English fever, language capital, American dreams

Abstract: This presentation will rethink the notion of English as a global language and examine local particularities and distinctive ideologies of English in the Korean context. English first arrived in Korea in 1882 and I will trace its historical development via the post-independence period (1945-1960), when the seed for the ongoing phenomenon of “English fever” was planted in Korean society. The evolution of English as valued language capital in Korea is inseparable from the cultural, economic and political influence of the United States. The dominance of the United States has turned English into a powerful tool in the minds of Koreans and is seen as enabling the pursuit of dreams for class mobility, distinction and female emancipation.

Please mark your diary for these future lectures

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2:00-3:00pm, AHH 1.602
    Van Tran, Charles Sturt University, Factors affecting home language proficiency and use among Vietnamese-Australian children
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2:00-3:00pm, AHH 1.602 [***new; not previously announced***]
    Kerry Taylor-Leech, Griffith University, Samoan language learning in early childhood in Australia

Please help us promote the Lecture Series by sharing the link to the program for Term 1:   http://www.languageonthemove.com/lectures-in-linguistic-diversity-2019-term-1/

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