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ERIC Number: EJ789780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Language Socialisation and Korean as a Heritage Language: A Study of Hawaiian Classrooms
Byon, Andrew Sangpil
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v16 n3 p269-283 2003
Transcripts were made of teacher-student conversations in four Hawaiian classrooms in which Korean is taught as a heritage language. The study examines the use of the sentence-ending particle "yo," the meaning of the particle, the way it is used in interaction, and its sociopragmatic implication. The following research questions are addressed: (1) Is "yo," spoken by the teachers, used to index politeness towards their students? (2) What social meaning does the marker signal in classroom conversation? and (3) What effects can we speculate that the teacher's use of "yo" has on the socialisation of the students? Analysing the teacher-student's spontaneous conversations with a special focus on teacher-talk, the paper argues that "yo" is a powerful tool of socialisation, with which the teachers instruct their students explicitly and implicitly on the social meanings of the marker. (Contains 3 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii