Congratulations to Clara Lee Brown, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) associate professor of English as a Second Language (ESL) education, on receiving a prestigious 2020 Emerald Literati Award for Excellence! Professor Brown and her co-authors, Natalia Ward (East Tennessee State University) and Benjamin H. Nam (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) won the award for Outstanding Paper for their paper “Only English Counts”: the impact of English hegemony on South-Korean athletes.
The paper examined how English, as a de facto global lingua franca, functions as a powerful gatekeeper in the sports administration. Brown, Ward, and Nam, conducted a content analysis of semi-structured individual interviews and focus groups, conducted with thirty former South Korean elite athletes.
Well done Clara, Natalia and Benjamin on this fantastic recognition!