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  • May 29, 2011
  • 09:43 PM

Jeju's 'endangered' dialect

Anne Hilty / The Jeju Weekly
On Jeju Island, the local dialect is still viewed by those over the age of 40 as a means of deep bonding with other Jeju people. In a recent linguistics class of approximately 100 students in Jeju National University’s Department of English, a request for a show of hands of those who use the Jeju dialect elicited a confirmation from fewer than a dozen students.

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