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English in Korea — Korean English : A World Englishes Perspective

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Rüdiger, Sofia:
English in Korea — Korean English : A World Englishes Perspective.
In: Chapelle, Carol A. (ed.): The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. - Chichester : Wiley , 2023
ISBN 978-1-405-19843-1

Abstract in another language

English is learned in South Korea as a foreign language and does not fulfill official functions. Nevertheless, English is widely used in various sectors of the society and plays an important role in the education system. Tourism, pop culture, (return) migration, and Anglicisms provide additional grounds for language contact between English and Korean. Attitudes toward English and Korean(ized) English are complex and contradictory and reveal the tensions experienced by Korean speakers of English. This entry discusses the role of English in Korean society as well as the functions and forms of Korean English. Evidence from extensive corpus-based research suggests that Korean English should be considered a codified variety of English in its own right—an insight that also has important implications for variety naming and modeling.

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Item Type: Entry in an encyclopaedia
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 07:05
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 07:05