Korean Language and Literature 2022 KCI Impact Factor : 0.48

Korean | English

pISSN : 1229-3946

Aims & Scope
Korean Language & Literature Synthesis Society with 50 Years of Tradition 〔Korean Language & Literature〕 association was established in 1965 with the aim of "deepening and revitalizing academic research in the region." At that time, we gathered various research groups and research activities that had been maintained in the form of small academic gatherings in the nature of seminars to lay the regional and institutional foundation for Korean language and literature research.  Korean Language & Literature, which began like this, has now become a nationwide academic organization involving researchers from the Seoul metropolitan area and across the country as well as Honam region, including North and South Jeolla Province. Publishing <Korean Language and Literature>, rooted in the region and oriented toward the world Since its foundation in March 1965, it has consistently published <Korean Language Literature>. <Korean Language Literature> is a national academic journal that expands the field of activities of Korean language and literature, which is concentrated in the center, and promotes regionalism while interacting with researchers nationwide. <Korean Language Literature> consistently publishes the results of in-depth research linking the field of Korean language and literature with local culture. These activities can contribute to researching Korean language and literature in Jeollabuk-do and returning it to the local community. A comprehensive and convergent academic organization <Korean Language Literature> has published articles on Korean language and literature since the beginning. Currently, it is divided into Korean language, modern literature, classical literature, and Korean language education. This personality as a comprehensive academic journal contributes to the academic convergence of Korean literature in the central research climate, where academic and academic research are fragmented according to the detailed major of Korean literature. Especially in the case of regions, a comprehensive academic journal is an alternative to theoretically solving local special issues and overcoming various limitations. The multidisciplinary tendency of the journal is also a reflection of the demands of the times of interdisciplinary research, multiculturalism and integration. 〔Korean Language & Literature〕 using this multidisciplinary tendency, we held several academic conferences to approach Korean, modern literature, and pedagogy as one subject. In the future, 〔Korean Language & Literature〕 will focus on deepening research on cultural materials and assets related to Korean language and literature in the region, organizing the results of the research, and linking them to the local community to utilize the results and revitalize local culture.
Kong, Jong-Goo

(Gunsan National University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.48
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.54
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.765
  • Immediacy Index : 0.1042

Current Issue : 2020, Vol.75, No.75

  • The Grammaticalization and the Meaning of ‘-Damyeonseo’

    Koo Jong Nam | 2020, 75(75) | pp.1~27 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the processes in which the abbreviated citation connective form ‘-damyeonseo’(-다면서) changes into sentence final ending which means confirmation, sarcasm, through grammaticalization, and clarify some of the semantic functions of these forms and the various characteristics of the sentences in which these meanings appear. Depending on the fact that ‘-damyeonseo1’(confirmaion), ‘-damyeonse2’(sarcasm) grammaticalized diffenently, this paper argued that their meanings must be discriminated and their meanings should be described separately. In addition, this paper argued that ‘-damyeonseo’ grammaticalized as a sentence final ending representing the meaning of awakening, and ‘-damyeonseo’ also grammaticalized as a connective ending. I argued that in what principles sentence final ending ‘-damyeonse1,2,3’ have the different meanings. Furthermore, the terminal contour, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic characteristics of final ending ‘-damyeonseo’ were examined in this paper.
  • The Imagination of Disaster Falk Tales and the Otherness of a Sacrifice System: Focusing on the Inju Falk Tale

    Youngmi Kim | 2020, 75(75) | pp.29~64 | number of Cited : 2
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    The Imagination of Disaster Falk Tales and the Otherness of a Sacrifice System – focusing on the Inju Falk Tale. The Inju falk tale is a story that continuous failing of the builing bells, houses and embarkments causes human sacrifice, and finally succeeds to finish them. This study focuses on ‘the disaster narrative’ in the Inju falk tale and examines its imagination and the meaning of the sacrifice. The Inju falk tale includes the narrative about building embarkments, house and bell. Disaster elements are arranged in the each narrative: clearly in the embarkments narrative, changeably in the house narrative and connotatively in the bell narrative. Viewed in the disaster light, the narrative of building embarkments is about a imaginative disaster caused by natural disasters such as flood and its solution, the narrative of building houses is about the violence made by humans and the narrative of building bells is a imaginary story about overcoming a national disaster through religions in the era of unity of the church and state. The Inju falk tale is a series of stories or tales mixed natural, human, and social disasters together. Followings are typical imaginative strategies.: continuing collapsing structures was thought to be the inexplicable force actions such as gods or dragons, sacrifices is needed to prevent them, and a prophetic being appears and advises to use a sacrifice. These are means to understand the cause and solution of a disaster in relationship between gods and humans. The stereotypes of sacrifice are hidden in the imaginary falk tales. All people sacrificed in the Inju falk tale are not insiders in the community but others such a monk, a virgin or children who have no the right of self-decision and any social relationship. ‘Sacrifice system’ makes it possible for people in the community for their benefits and the maintenance of the system. They praise the sacrifice to conceal their violence and sometimes compel such a sacrifice by the name of gods.
  • A Relationship Between Confucian Discussions and Martyrdom

    Suh, Junghwa | 2020, 75(75) | pp.65~100 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study examined the types of suicide martyrdom that existed in the Late Joseon Dynasty and Japanese Colonial Era and its historical origin, and discussed that suicide martyrdom is closely correlated to Confucian discourses. In the Confucian culture, the will of fight was frequently demonstrated through suicide at the change of dynasty or invasion of other countries, and suicide settled as historical traditional and continued on ceaselessly as praised in later generations. There were approximately 120 suicide martyrs in the Late Joseon Dynasty and Japanese Colonial Era, and their suicides may be related to the tradition in the previous times. Suicide martyrdom in the Late Joseon Dynasty and Japanese Colonial Era can be categorized into fast, taking poison, self-injury, leaping to death, and other type. With an exception of suicide by poison, which was not common in the previous times, the examples of figures for suicide type and the cases of suicides that Confucian scholars facing national crisis carried out are as follows. Classic examples of suicide by fast include Baekyi(伯夷) and Sa Bangdeuk(謝枋得), which can be found through the cases of Lee Yangwon(李陽元)·Neungseong Gu clan(綾城具氏) in Imjinwaeran War, and Choi Hyoil(崔孝一) in Byeongjahoran War. Examples of suicide by leaping include Gul Won(屈原) and No Jungryeon(魯仲連), and suicides of Park Jihwa(朴枝華), Kim Cheonil(金千鎰), Ko Jonghu(高從厚), etc. during Imjinwaeran War may be mentioned. Examples of suicide by self-injury include Wang Chok(王蠋) and Jeon Hoeng(田橫), and cases such as Kim Sangyong(金尙容), Song Siyoung(宋時榮) who committed suicide when Qing Dynasty captured Ganghwado, and Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Na, etc. may be presented as evidence. Suicide martyrdom in the Late Joseon Dynasty and Japanese Colonial Era is in the continuum of historical tradition, and comments and actions of suicide martyrs are closely correlated to the following Confucian discourses. First, they are not irrelevant to the cultural consciousness of Joseon that professed itself as the center of Chinese civilization since Qing Dynasty. Second, they were the manifestation of patriotism to sacrifice their lives in the national crisis. Third, they were the result of consciousness to realize loyalty and preserve Tao(道) of Confucianism.