Globalization and the ethnic identity capital of Korean heritage language learners

Shin, Jeeweon (2012). Globalization and the ethnic identity capital of Korean heritage language learners. In: Refereed Proceedings: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Annual Conference 2012. ALAA 2012: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia National Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, (481-504). 12-14 November 2012.

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Author Shin, Jeeweon
Title of paper Globalization and the ethnic identity capital of Korean heritage language learners
Conference name ALAA 2012: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia National Conference
Conference location Perth, WA, Australia
Conference dates 12-14 November 2012
Proceedings title Refereed Proceedings: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Annual Conference 2012
Place of Publication Perth, WA, Australia
Publisher School of Education, Curtin University
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Start page 481
End page 504
Total pages 24
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper examines globalization as an emerging context for heritage language learning, and explores how globalization, commonly represented through a transnational flow of people and media, has transformed the idea of heritage language learning overseas and heritage learners' investment. This paper focuses on the complex interconnections between heritage language learners' investment in the Korean language, their transnational travel, access to Korean popular culture, and their sense of ethnic pride associated with ethnic identity capital. Data for this study was collected from semi-structured interviews with three Korean heritage learners detailing their language learning experience in post-secondary Korean language classroom. Findings suggest that the ethnic identity capital that these heritage language learners embrace is strongly tied with their investment in learning Korean language. Furthermore, globalization, which the heritage language learners experience through the frequent transnational trips to Korea, as well as frequent exposure to Korean popular culture products, serves to facilitate the heritage language learners' perceived ethnic identity capital while prompting them to invest in learning Korean as a form of resources.
Keyword Globalization
Korean heritage language
Investment
Ethnic identity capital
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented as "Globalization, Identity, and Korean Heritage Language Education".

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