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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017

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Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : I thought that I don’t qualify to call Korean my ‘national language’: Identity and authenticity in Korean-Australian heritage language learners Other events...
This study aims to understand the process of identity development and perception of speaker’s authenticity in students of Korean as a heritage language enrolled in an Australian university. The history of Korean- Australians in more recent and different compared to that of Korean- Americans. Statistics from the 2016 Australian national census show that 95% of respondents of Korean heritage speak Korean as a home language. Within this reality this paper, by focusing on the Korean language use of young Korean-Australians, aims at revealing the process of identity development and the issue of authenticity that arise when developing bilingualism and biculturalism. As investigation tool the researcher used an on-line blog writing activity adapted for a university course of Korean as heritage language. By analysing posts and comments uploaded on the blog, this study reveals that parents’ influence, experiences related to the advantages of bilingualism and a strong monolingual discourse influence identity development and perceptions of authenticity in Korean-Australian university students of Korean.
Speaker(s) Dr Nicola Fraschini
Location Seminar room G.25, Social Sciences North
Contact Laura Dales <laura.dales@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:00
End Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:46
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