[KS] "English fever, language capital, American dreams"

Soyeon Kim soyeon.kim at monash.edu
Tue Mar 15 19:12:52 EDT 2022

Dear Korean Studies members,

I would like to remind you to register for the forthcoming talk at Monash
University in Melbourne, Australia. *Monash University Korean Studies
Research Hub (MUKSRH)* has been holding seminars on various topics related
to Korean Studies, and our series are back this year!
The first talk for this year is going to be held next week (AEDT) as an
online seminar. Please see the details below:

The Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub (MURSRH) is proud to

*"English fever, language capital, American dreams" *

by *Dr. Jinhyun Cho* (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

*Friday, March 25th, 3-4 PM AEDT*

The presentation examines how English has developed to serve as language
capital in Korean society from a historical viewpoint, based on the
Bourdieusian theory of capital. The historical analysis spans from the
arrival of English in Korea in 1882 to the post-independence period
(1945-1960), during which the seed for the ongoing phenomenon of “English
fever” was planted in Korean society. The evolution of English as a valued
language capital in Korea is inseparable from the cultural, economic and
political influences of the United States throughout the local history. The
imagined superiority of the United States has justified English as a
powerful tool for many Koreans in pursuing dreams attached to class
mobility, distinction, female emancipation and political ambitions. By
challenging the notion of English as a global language, the presentation
seeks to emphasize the importance of examining particular local conditions
that have contributed to the emergence of distinctive language ideologies
in the local context.

*Bio *
Dr. Jinhyun Cho is a senior lecturer in the Translation and Interpreting
Program of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney,
Australia. Her research interests are primarily in the field of
sociolinguistics with a focus on intersections between interpreting,
language ideologies, language policies, and intercultural communication.
Jinhyun serves on the editorial board of Multilingua and has authored two
monographs: English language ideologies in Korea: interpreting the past and
present and Intercultural communication in interpreting: power and choices.

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Please register here!
Registration closes o*n the 23rd March, next Wednesday(AEDT)*.

Best regards,

*Soyeon Kim*

PhD candidate/ Teaching associate
Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub (MUKSRH) research assistant
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, 3800

Email: Soyeon.Kim at monash.edu

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