The voices of Vietnamese nationalism and informal discourse in language policy

Dat Bao, Le Ha Phan

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors investigate Vietnamese nationalism as informally expressed through the social media platform Quora Digest to look at how it shapes language use, language appreciation, and language education in an interconnected way. After highlighting key characteristics of Vietnamese nationalism, the chapter then illustrates how the Vietnamese language is viewed, employed, and theorized as policy. The explored voices of the Vietnamese participants on the forum represent distinctive views that reflect the country’s senses of pride and shame. The researchers argue that knowledge of Vietnamese modern-day nationalism can support a better understanding of language use, language appreciation, and related ideological challenges. Drawn from the data analysis, the discussion also offers implications for language teaching and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Linguistics and Language Teaching in the Neo-Nationalist Era
EditorsKyle McIntosh
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter6
Pages133-160
Number of pages28
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030565503
ISBN (Print)9783030565497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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