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Evolution of Konglish Based on the Current Prevalence and South Korean Public Attitude Towards Konglish Open Access Deposited

Language is constantly changing over time, and the Korean language proves to be no different. Since the English language was introduced to the Korean peninsula in the 19th Century, English has only continued to make notable influences on the Korean language. South Korea, post-WWII, has continually strived towards globalization and internationalism, thus prioritizing English education amongst South Koreans. In promoting the English language with an international perspective , South Korea has been tenacious in integrating English into their education systems, relating economic success to one's proficiency in English. The combination of English and Korean language in these various forms led to the creation of Konglish, which has garnered mixed attitudes from the South Korean population. The widespread prevalence of Konglish proves that it will remain as a common language used in South Korea. However, the Korean public has expressed dissatisfaction with Konglish for a variety of reasons, mainly because of its misinterpretations when translated to standard English. Given these dissatisfactions and the educational efforts made to alleviate them, it is inevitable that Konglish will evolve from its current form to resemble that of standard English.

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