Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts

  • Christopher J. Jenks
  • Jerry Won Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jerry Won Lee, Christopher J. Jenks
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ideologies of Korean Englishes

  4. Forms of Korean Englishes

  5. Korean Englishes as Transnational Social Practice

  6. Korean Englishes in Transnational Academic Spaces

  7. Christopher J. Jenks, Jerry Won Lee
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


This book challenges the dominant tendency in world Englishes scholarship to rely on the ‘nation’ as a static spatial entity and reliable analytic category. Using the transnational Korean context as a case in point, the authors analyse how the practices and ideologies of the English language reflect the complex and unexpected flows of globalisation. Examining topics such as the spoken English of South Korean youth and English education in North Korea, this interdisciplinary work gathers both established and emerging scholars from a range of language-related fields to evaluate English as a dynamic and evolving language beyond purely ‘English-speaking’ countries. This edited collection will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of world Englishes, multilingualism, second language acquisition and globalisation. 

Christopher J. Jenks is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, USA. He has also held positions at the City University of Hong Kong, Newcastle University and Konkuk University. He has published widely across a range of topics including intercultural communication and second language acquisition.

Jerry Won Lee is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, USA. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in global Englishes, multilingualism and cultural studies. He has published on such topics as multilingualism and national identity across a range of journals. 


world Englishes Korean English language and identity language and globalization global spread of English learning English multilingualism

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Jenks
    • 1
  • Jerry Won Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of South DakotaVermillionUSA
  2. 2.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59787-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59788-1
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