Proposal Title

An Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Embarrassment Between Americans and Koreans

Presenter Information

Jihoon Lee, Lesley University

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-086

Start Date

24-3-2017 6:40 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 7:30 PM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

Expressions of embarrassment are compared between Americans and Koreans, while admitting its universality. Different cultural norms and the concepts of the self may affect the extent to which each people feel embarrassed in some situations, thus revealing different social behaviors. The presentation provides insights on affective difference between people with different cultural backgrounds, allowing better understanding of each other. Particularly, language teachers dealing with East Asian ELLs would benefit from the pragmatics of embarrassment.

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An Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Embarrassment Between Americans and Koreans

U-Hall 3-086

Expressions of embarrassment are compared between Americans and Koreans, while admitting its universality. Different cultural norms and the concepts of the self may affect the extent to which each people feel embarrassed in some situations, thus revealing different social behaviors. The presentation provides insights on affective difference between people with different cultural backgrounds, allowing better understanding of each other. Particularly, language teachers dealing with East Asian ELLs would benefit from the pragmatics of embarrassment.