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ERIC Number: EJ831218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
ISSN: ISSN-1550-7076
Korean Heritage Language Education in the United States: The Current State, Opportunities, and Possibilities
Lee, Jin Sook; Shin, Sarah J.
Heritage Language Journal, v6 n2 p1-20 Fall 2008
The idea for this special issue of the "Heritage Language Journal" on Korean grew out of a symposium on "Bilingualism and Biculturalism in the Korean American Community" at the 2005 International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) conference in Wisconsin, Madison organized by Jin Sook Lee and Adrienne Lo. The broad participation and interest in the symposium made it clear that there was a need to bring together some of the current works that address heritage language education specifically for Korean Americans. The goal of this special issue is to showcase emerging scholarship on Korean heritage language maintenance and education. In this introductory paper, we survey the field for studies that are particularly relevant to our discussion and highlight areas that require further investigation. We begin by examining the term "heritage language learner". (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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