A historical analysis of language policy and language ideology in the early twentieth Asia: a case of Joseon, 1910–1945

  title={A historical analysis of language policy and language ideology in the early twentieth Asia: a case of Joseon, 1910–1945},
  author={Jinsuk Yang},
  journal={Language Policy},
  • Jinsuk Yang
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Sociology
  • Language Policy
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