[lg policy] South Korea Wants to Launch a 'National Language Purification' Campaign

Francis Hult francis.hult at ENGLUND.LU.SE
Sun Nov 3 09:54:47 UTC 2013


Foreign Policy



South Korea Wants to Launch a 'National Language Purification' Campaign



Wednesday marked the 567th birthday of the Korean alphabet. And South Korea's prime minister, Chung Hong-won, chose a rather unconventional way to honor the occasion, known colloquially as Hangul Day: delivering a speech deploring young South Koreans' use of slang, foul language, improperly conjugated verbs, and other "verbal violence." He then called for a "national language purification" campaign to "remedy this bad culture."



Full story:
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/10/09/south_korea_wants_to_launch_a_national_language_purification_campaign
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