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Academic Paper

Title: Forming capital: Emblematizing discourses of mobility in South Korea
Author: Adrienne Lo
Author: Lee Choi
Author: Adrienne Lo
Author: Joseph Park
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Subject Language: Korean
Abstract: This article examines how listening subjects (Inoue 2006) mediate understandings of mobility in South Korea. Focusing on a cybercampaign to discredit the hip-hop star Tablo, it traces the ways that a listening public regimented signs relating to educational credentials, language, citizenship, and demeanor into forms of institutionalized, embodied, or objectified capital (Bourdieu 1986). Through the crafting of certain signs as icons that pointed to Tablo's ‘true’ character, and others as fronts, they were able to cast aspersions upon his command of English grammar, spelling, and interaction, and his character and educational credentials. By tracing how Tablo skeptics deployed metasemiotic discourses about emblems and figures of failed mobility, this article contributes to theories of semiosis that decenter the agentive speaking subject. (Capital, mobility, listening subject, English, South Korea)*


This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 46, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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