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2023, Vol., No.88

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    A Study on Sociocultural Characteristics of Recent Newly-coined Words - Focusing on Neologisms from 2018 to 2020 -

    Seo, Hye Jin | 2023, (88) | pp.5~36 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this study is to examine the formation environment and socio-cultural characteristics of recently coined new words. Recently, the environment for new word formation is changing because of the diversification of the speech community and the rapid evolution of meme culture. In addition, newly coined words contain the social and cultural characteristics of the times. Sociocultural characteristics that appear in recently coined new words include ‘universalization in our online lives’, ‘a vast spread of hate speech’, and ‘transition to self-oriented thinking’. In this study, I will examine the sociocultural characteristics of new words and find out what people are thinking these days.
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    Missions of Female Heroes in Ancient Korean Narratives and the Aspects of their Realization - Focusing on the Mission of Female Heroes and their Realization Patterns -

    Kim Chang-hyun | 2023, (88) | pp.37~60 | number of Cited : 0
    This paper examines the aesthetic characteristics of female hero narratives in o ld K orean l iterature. I n general, a h ero in a no vel co mbines t he p ublic good of loyalty to the king with the private desire for reviving his family and takes it as his mission, and realizes popularism through this. The female hero adds to this the mission given by the innate condition of being a 'woman'. The Woman with a Sword (Gyeomnyeo) depicts the hardships faced by a w o man trying to become a h ero while o vercoming g ender and social oppression in the medieval period. By dressing up like a man, she transcends the social limits of women, just like the case of The Story of Hong Gyewol (Hong-gyewol-jeon). Hong Gyewol was able to save the emperor and raise the family by standing on top of all men because she dressed up like a man. However, The Story of Hong Gyewol falls short of strongly satirizing the male-dominated society. The Woman with a Sword w as set in t he Jo seo n period and set a real person as her husband, and The Tale of Lady Bak (Bak-ssi-jeon) was also set in post-war Joseon and set a real person YiSibaek as the spouse of the woman protagonist. As a result, Lady Bak, as a woman, is portrayed as a figure suffering from the social restrictions of Joseon, which reinforces the satire on the male-centered society. Besides, she and her family are the personification of the idealized national spirit. However, the literary value of The Tale of Lady Bak as a female heroic novel lies in that the female daughter, not the male father, is the main character.
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    A Case Study on the Online Tutoring Program for Korean Language Education - Focusing on a Tutoring Program between Sungkyunkwan University and La Rochelle University in France -

    SHU ZIJIE , Hong So Ra , LEE, KEUM-HEE | 2023, (88) | pp.61~99 | number of Cited : 0
    This study has focused on the case of the Korean language learning tutoring program activities of Sungkyunkwan University and La Rochelle University, which were conducted twice in the autumn semester of 2021 and the spring semester of 2022. Through this case study, a Korean tutoring program for French learners conducted in an online environment was introduced, their performance was diagnosed and analyzed, and future development directions were presented based on it. According to the results of the study, overall satisfaction with the tutoring program was high. In particular, the highest efficacy was obtained in terms of language education. Besides, it was revealed that through the communication between the tutor and the tutee, a friendly relationship was formed in terms of emotion and that they also experienced cultural diversity in terms of cultural exchanges. In addition, most of the activities were appropriately carried out according to the program goals, but very few tutors conducted the activities in the way of teaching materials and methods that did not match the tutee level. It would be helpful to use the guidance tutor system to supplement this. Lastly, since there is a lack of communication and cooperation between tutors, it is necessary to provide a place to inquire and answer individual tutors' concerns and consultations by operating a data room and an inquiry board that provides specific activities and data.
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    A Study on the British Response to the General Sherman Incident

    Jeong, So Young | 2023, (88) | pp.101~135 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this article is to examine the British response to the General Sherman incident in 1866 and the British perception of Corea (Korea) at the time. When the General Sherman incident occurred, the French expedition to Corea was being prepared because of the murder of a French missionary, so France was taking the initiative in dealing with the Corea issue. However, in the wake of the General Sherman incident, Britain and the United States got an opportunity to intervene in the Corea issue. Accordingly, at the beginning of the incident, Britain attempted to pressure Corea to open its port with the General Sherman incident as justification. However, unlike the case of the United States that actively tried to contact Corea even after 1867, Britain began to act passively in the resolution of the General Sherman incident from December 1866. Britain's attitude was attributed to France’s pressure on the Chinese government. France had a conflict with the Chinese government even before launching the Corea expedition. After France faced a diplomatic crisis due to the failure of the Corea expedition, it began to press the Chinese government in earnest on the grounds of the Corea issue. Britain then opposed France, which insisted o n the dissolution o f China, a nd withdrew f rom the C orea issue that was a burden to the Chinese government. Britain judged that the trade gains it would gain from opening the port of Corea using the General Sherman incident as an excuse would not be greater than the trade gains it would get from preserving the Chinese government. This stance in Britain continued until the end of the 1860s. As such, Britain's passive response to the General Sherman incident was attributed to the conflict between France and Corea and between France and the Qing dynasty, and in the late 1860s, the direction of British policy toward Corea was based on the preservation of Britain's trade interests, that is, for economic purposes.
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    The Media Characteristics and Messages of Jokes - Focusing on McLuhan’s Media Theory -

    Kim Byungmin | 2023, (88) | pp.137~167 | number of Cited : 0
    This paper analyzes the media characteristics of jokes based on McLuhan’s media theory. If we think of jokes as merely humor, wit, or funny words, it is difficult for us to discover their hidden system, and we will be constantly affected by their power. Such hidden system can be discovered only when it is analyzed at a certain distance from the system. In this context, this paper identifies jokes as a form of media and reveals the hidden system of jokes by analyzing their media characteristics. Obviously, this is a discussion completely different from that of determining whether a joke is funny or not. The hidden system of jokes is their media characteristic. Of the media characteristics that can be found in jokes, one of the most important things is their ‘message.’ Jokes can verbalize informal contexts in the formal contexts we experience. In this case, the formal context is usually expressed in everyday language, while the informal context can be expressed as a joke. The communicative skills―distinct from everyday language―gained through the capacity to express the informal context of one’s experience is the message of a joke. However, as modern society increasingly places importance on emotions based on communication and recognition, jokes have a new message. That is the ‘intimacy’ that the joke-speaker and the joke-listener can achieve by acknowledging the other’s informal context. The reason that acquiring intimacy can be a message of jokes is that intimacy can be a resource that helps us achieve normal happiness in our private sphere. Therefore, this paper briefly mentions the use of jokes and the necessary follow-up studies. This is because, as long as jokes function as a capital related to acquiring intimacy in modern society, depending on their use, they may have a positive or negative effect on an individual’s life. Therefore, this study―which has analyzed the media characteristics of jokes, including the message of jokes―can be a theoretical foundation that can serve as reference for making joke-related programs as well as analyzing jokes in the future.
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    Borrowing of the Ieodo Legend in the Film Ieodo (1977) Directed by Kim Ki-young

    YI YONG JOU | 2023, (88) | pp.169~198 | number of Cited : 0
    If legends or myths handed down in oral traditions or records are borrowed from movies and are expressed in audiovisual media, what aspect can they show? Is Ieodo just a legend that is believed to have existed, or is it a myth that has been handed down separately in the hearts of the people of Jeju Island? Through the analysis of director Kim Ki-young’s film Ieodo (1977), this study will focus on analyzing the origin or the reality of the legend, and how it is borrowed or transformed in an adaptation film based on Lee Chung-joon’s novel Ieodo (1996). According to the overall development of the film, the Ieodo Island is depicted as an island of nirvana, which remains a legend inside the Jeju people, unlike Kim Ki-young’s statement that the Blue Island is not a utopia where tradition and mystery coexist, but a contaminated place. Ieodo is depicted as the sanctuary of Jeju Island, where everyone dies after their arrival. So, Ieodo is a place you can’t see before you die, You can’t come back after you see this island. The legend of Ieodo is mostly borrowed from the film. Ieodo has already been scientifically discovered in terms of its location and substance, and a marine scientific research station has been built there, but it is still a legend in the mind of the Jeju people. It is the island of nirvana, a fantasy island where joy and sadness intersect.