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ERIC Number: EJ1150872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
The Semiotics of Learning Korean at Home: An Ecological Autoethnographic Perspective
Jenks, Christopher J.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v20 n6 p688-703 2017
This autoethnographic study examines how I re-learn Korean in, and through, interactions with family members at home. The analysis, which is informed by language ecology and sociocultural concepts of development, shows how semiotic and human resources, including material objects and more proficient speakers, play a mediating role in how I deal with the social and linguistic challenges of re-learning Korean. My findings uncover how temporally displaced events are interconnected and demonstrate that language learning can follow a non-linear trajectory. The paper ends with a number of methodological observations regarding the benefits of investigating language learning from an ecological, autoethnographic perspective.
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Language: English
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