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Title: Language ideology and linguistic investment among Korean educational migrant families in Singapore
Authors: BAE SO HEE
Keywords: Globalization, transnational educational migration, language ideology, lingusitic investment, mobility, transnational identity
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2013
Citation: BAE SO HEE (2013-08-22). Language ideology and linguistic investment among Korean educational migrant families in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis examines the effects of globalization and transnational movement on language through a 2.5-year ethnographic study on three Korean educational migrant families in Singapore. The thesis explores how language ideology is reflected in and constructed by the families? everyday experiences of language learning and transnational life through the analysis of their strategies of linguistic investment and the process of constructing transnational identity. The thesis argues that polycentricity in globalization and transnationalism highlights the complexity and multiplicity of language ideologies in which people constantly negotiate between competing ideologies about language and identity in neoliberal globalization. The increasing mobility of people and resources in globalization leads to intensifying anxiety and insecurity among language learners by complicating the way in which language is perceived and mobilized by individuals who strive to survive and succeed in neoliberal transformation of globalization.
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