Native Korean Speakers’ Attitudes Toward Konglish as a Standardized Variety of English
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 136-141
Received: Oct. 18, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 27, 2015; Published: Nov. 13, 2015
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Quanisha Charles, English Department, Composition & TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, USA
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This study examines native Korean speakers’ attitudes toward the use of Konglish outside of the Korean context and within an international context, as a means of conversing and negotiating with non-Koreans. The purpose of this study seeks to determine if native Korean speakers are in favor of Konglish being legitimately recognized as a standardized variety of English and the potential Konglish has of being used as a communicative tool within an international setting. Given that the English language is arguably viewed as culturally and internationally advantageous within the South Korean context, this research study aims to determine if South Koreans would feel the same way about Konglish if it were legitimately accepted as a standardized variety of English. This study also explores how native Korean speakers view their identity as English speakers, as a means of determining the effects the English language within the South Korean context.
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Konglish, English, Native-Korean Speakers (NKS)
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Quanisha Charles, Native Korean Speakers’ Attitudes Toward Konglish as a Standardized Variety of English, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 136-141. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150306.12
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