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Article: Learning Korean language in China: Motivations and strategies of non-Koreans
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TitleLearning Korean language in China: Motivations and strategies of non-Koreans
 
AuthorsGao, F1
 
KeywordsInstrumental motivation
Integrative motivation
Korean language
Multilingualism
Non-korean
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13670050.asp
 
CitationInternational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2010, v. 13 n. 3, p. 273-284 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050903006929
 
AbstractThe ethnographic research reported in this article documents how a group of non-Korean families, whose children are participating in a Korean bilingual school in Northeast China, construct their motivations and strategies of learning Korean language. The main motivation of expectancy of further education opportunities and success in future career and strategies mainly in establishing Korean sociocultural context for Korean language acquisition are described. The positive attitude of non-Korean families toward Korean language studies highlights the functional importance of Korean language as a means of acquiring a larger benefit from China's economic marketization, especially increasing business contacts with South Korea. With the challenges of Korean language studies, this article argues that the increasing significance of trilingualism or even multilingualism in China's reform period implies the necessity of relevant policy initiations for the increasing needs of language acquisition.
 
ISSN1367-0050
2012 Impact Factor: 0.712
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.453
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050903006929
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000294903700001
 
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dc.description.abstractThe ethnographic research reported in this article documents how a group of non-Korean families, whose children are participating in a Korean bilingual school in Northeast China, construct their motivations and strategies of learning Korean language. The main motivation of expectancy of further education opportunities and success in future career and strategies mainly in establishing Korean sociocultural context for Korean language acquisition are described. The positive attitude of non-Korean families toward Korean language studies highlights the functional importance of Korean language as a means of acquiring a larger benefit from China's economic marketization, especially increasing business contacts with South Korea. With the challenges of Korean language studies, this article argues that the increasing significance of trilingualism or even multilingualism in China's reform period implies the necessity of relevant policy initiations for the increasing needs of language acquisition.
 
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050903006929
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.453
 
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dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2010, v. 13 n. 3, p. 273-284. The article is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13670050903006929
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectInstrumental motivation
 
dc.subjectIntegrative motivation
 
dc.subjectKorean language
 
dc.subjectMultilingualism
 
dc.subjectNon-korean
 
dc.titleLearning Korean language in China: Motivations and strategies of non-Koreans
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong