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"I may sound like a native speaker horizontal ellipsis but I'm not": identities of Korean English teachers with border-crossing experience

Title
"I may sound like a native speaker horizontal ellipsis but I'm not": identities of Korean English teachers with border-crossing experience
Author
이문우
Keywords
Teacher identities; native speakership; transnationalism; teacher training
Issue Date
2020-12
Publisher
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS
Citation
ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, v. 49, no. 2, page. 216-229
Abstract
This study examines the identities of Korean English teachers who have lived in various English-speaking countries but now serve as certified public school teachers in Korea. Data were collected from in-depth interviews with seven teachers and analysed via critical discourse analysis. Despite being rated as near-native, the teachers with transnational experience still undervalued their English proficiency, possibly because they compared their proficiency to that of native speakers. They were also found to place emphasis on nativelike pronunciation, particularly American pronunciation. They classified themselves as non-native speakers, stating that they would never be close to native speakers due to innate factors such as nationality or race. The skewed preference towards American English and native speakership was found to be heavily influenced by the socio-cultural ideologies embedded in institutional systems in Korea. These findings reveal the underlying ideologies of English and native speakership in Korea, which highlights the importance of considering teacher's perceptions of their identities in designing teacher training programmes.
URI
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1359866X.2020.1849539https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/172964
ISSN
1359-866X; 1469-2945
DOI
10.1080/1359866X.2020.1849539
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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION[S](사범대학) > ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION(영어교육과) > Articles
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