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Shin, Hyunjung. 2012. From FOB to cool: Transnational migrant students in Toronto and the styling of global linguistic capital. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16 (2) : 184–200.
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It is argued that middle-class Korean visa students (yuhaksaeng) in Toronto use re-valued Korean language and culture varieties as stylistic resources to challenge their marginal positions as ‘FOBs’ (Fresh-Off-the-Boats) and ‘Nerds’ in paramount Western racial discourse and present themselves as rich, modern, hybrid global-Korean subjects vis-à-vis the long-term local Korean diaspora and Canadians themselves.