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ERIC Number: EJ845585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Writing in Korean, Living in the U.S.: A Screenplay about a Bilingual Boy and His Mom
Park, Hye-Young
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n6 p1103-1124 2009
The author uses a screenplay form of experimental writing to enhance the sensory richness of her bilingual data. The author takes her academic prose and transforms it, using multilayered scenes to better portray both her and bilingual son's voices. Voices often squeak with conflict resulting mainly from differences in people's linguistic/cultural understandings. As Orwell observed, people remain ignorant of their surroundings even when the evidence is staring them in the face; in this way, the author describes how she was unable to recognize her son's bilingual/cultural dilemma until she stopped evaluating him through a monolingual lens. In this piece, the author takes readers on a journey into the everyday world of parent-child interactions. Using the genre of screenplay contributes to the emerging construction of new traditions in scholarly writing with bilingual data, and promotes the decolonization of bilingual research from the standard monolingual/cultural perspective. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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