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208 Pages

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ISBN: 9780190855741


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In Pursuit of English

Language and Subjectivity in Neoliberal South Korea

Joseph Sung-Yul Park

Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • First comprehensive account of the Korean "English fever" from the perspective of the political economy of language
  • Foregrounds subjectivity as a new direction for understanding language and political economy
  • Challenges the assumption that the global hegemony of English in neoliberalism derives from its economic value