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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: Pop culture words: How can K-Wave turn Korean words into global, translingual words?
Author: Hyejeong Ahn
Author: Jieun Kiaer
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The English language is a global lingua franca that has itself been experiencing rapid change. This change can be attributed mainly to easy access to the internet worldwide and the popular use of social media. Frequent and common online communication amongst multilingual speakers mediated in English has naturally generated a diverse semiotic repertoire. As a result, new words are constantly and rapidly evolving on online platforms across language boundaries where there is little linguistic authority in place. The forms of many new words in English are becoming more hybridised and complex than ever before and the origins of these words are often difficult to trace because of their simultaneous and multitrajectory pathways.


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

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