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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

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Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Academic Paper

Title: An emerging trend in English education in Korea: ‘Maternal English education’ (eommapyo yeongeo): Challenges and strategies in raising a bilingual child as a nonnative speaker
Author: Youngjoo Seo
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Korean parents are strongly committed to investing time, effort, and money into improving their children's English competence in order to maximize their human capital in the era of globalization, a phenomenon often referred to as ‘English fever’ (Park, 2009). However, because of the Korean socio-economic structure, there is considerable disparity among families in the financial investment they can afford. Therefore, in the educational privileges and especially English learning support that Korean children receive is an inequity often overlooked by the majority of Koreans. One response to this issue is the newly emerging movement among Korean mothers called ‘maternal English education’ (eommapyo yeongeo), which has become a widely used term throughout the country.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 37, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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