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2018, Vol.60, No.

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    Meaning Acquisition of Korean Particle ‘(eu)ro’ in the Chinese and Japanese Learners’ Corpus

    Jin Jeong | 2018, 60() | pp.1~22 | number of Cited : 7
    This paper is aimed at examining how learners of Korean language acquired and used the polysemy of Korean particle ‘(eu)ro’. the meanings of ‘(eu)ro’ were given in detail up to 16 in the dictionaries. In the prior study, the basic meaning of ‘(eu)ro’ was considered ‘path’, while ‘direction’ and ‘means’ were given in the Korean language textbooks. The data were collected in the Korean learners’ corpus and the results of analyzing the languages of Chinese and Japanese learners are as follows: Both Chinese and Japanese learners expressed 11 meanings using ‘(eu)ro’. Both groups of learners frequently used ‘(eu)ro’ to represent the ‘means’, especially the means of transport and the language. And as learners became more proficient, they used ‘(eu)ro’ to express a broader range of meanings. In addition, both groups of learners were also able to represent 9 meanings of ‘(eu)ro’ when they were intermediate level. This suggests that the polysemy of Korean particle can be acquired, and it can also occur in intermediate level.
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    Research Trends and Issues Related to Web Corpus for Linguistic Research

    Nam, Kilim | 2018, 60() | pp.23~49 | number of Cited : 8
    This paper aims to introduce the research trends in the use of web corpus for linguistic research and discuss related some issues from the perspective of corpus linguistics. Web corpus still seems to be still considered as a dirty and difficult type of data by most linguists. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the web as corpus is a very useful resource in the sense that it provides a breadth of free data and is updated on daily basis so as to track recent language changes and supplement grammars and dictionaries. This study investigates the previous research trends and look into critical issues related web corpus research. Chapter 2 discusses trends in related to web corpus research and reviews in particular the two notions of ‘web as corpus’ and ‘web for corpus’. Chapter 3 deals with the issues on web corpus in terms of (3.1) representativeness, (3.2) immediacy and (3.3) genre and register. Finally, chapter 4 examines the implications of the web corpus as a dynamic corpus from the point of view of corpus linguistics.
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    The Tendency of Vocabulary Changes from The Meaning Reinforcement

    Shin,Hee-Sam | 2018, 60() | pp.51~69 | number of Cited : 1
    Vocabularies go through formation, development, extinction phases. The development and change of vocabularies arise from a variety of causes. The aspects of changes come from phonemics, morphemics and semantics. The meaning reinforcement is a reflection of the emphasis desire of the public. This is a natural property of languages. The meaning reinforcement includes psychological, grammatical and functional properties. This study treats the change of vocabularies by the meaning reinforcement of the pubic. In chapter 2, the concept and category of the meaning reinforcement are discussed. In chapter 3, changes of vocabularies by the meaning reinforcement are discussed on the aspects of phonemics, morphemics and semantics. First, on the aspect of phonemics, glottalization changes, vowel harmony and umlaut are discussed. Second, on the aspect of morphemics, derivatives and compounds are discussed. Third, on the aspect of semantics, semantic redundancy and marked clauses are discussed.
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    Meaning and Syntax of the Auxiliary Verb ‘Nagata’

    Nam Sinhye | 2018, 60() | pp.71~92 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this study is to clarify the meaning and syntactic characteristics of the auxiliary verb ‘Nagata’. This study insists ‘Nagata’ has its own unique meaning that distinguishes it from the original word, and its syntactic character is the same as other auxiliary verbs, although ‘Nagata’ has been rarely addressed in the studies on auxiliary verbs. Firstly, this study described the meaning of ‘Nagata’ based on the contrast with other expressions of progression. In addition, it has been pointed out that the auxiliary verb ‘Nagata’ is an auxiliary verb from ‘Na-a-gata’ rather than from the verb ‘Nagata’ and has a meaning derived from ‘Na-a-gata’. Secondly, the combinatorial Patterns of ‘Nagata’ and verbs which is the most important syntactic characteristic of the auxiliary verb ‘Nagata’ are described. These are based on the analysis of a quantitative linguistic methods that calculate the combination frequency of each verb and the auxiliary verb ‘Nagata’ with t score. The results of this study can be widely used in future studies such as research on composition of auxiliary verbs, research on dictionary contents, and study on the meaning discrimination between similar grammatical items in the field of Korean language education as a foreign language.
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    A Proposal for the Concept of the Idiomatic Expressions in Korean Sign Language

    Ki-hyun Nam | 2018, 60() | pp.93~120 | number of Cited : 3
    The purpose of this study is to identify the misunderstanding of the concept of idiomatic expressions in Korean Sign Language(KSL) and to propose the concept of idiomatic expressions in KSL. Considering the so-called ‘농식수어’ as a idiomatic expression, it hinders understanding of the idiomatic expression concept in KSL. Therefore, this study examined idiomatic expression formation through sign modification and the productivity of idiomatic expression according to the definition of narrow meaning of idiomatic expressions. First, in KSL, sign modification forms antonym and polysemy, and realize adverbials, while idiomatic expressions are a combination of two or more elements. Next, to analyze the productivity of idiomatic expressions in KSL, we analyzed the phrases that include [강하다], [힘], [귀신], [갈등], [장애], and [쥐]. In terms of semantic and morphological criterion of idiomatic expressions, some of them can not be regarded as idiomatic expressions in that components can replace other signs and the meaning of the phrases is literal meaning.
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    The Meaning Expansion Process of ‘Mankeum’ –Based on the Prototype Theory and the Principle of Semantic Expansion-

    Hahm Kye Im | 2018, 60() | pp.121~141 | number of Cited : 8
    The purpose of this study is to clarify the meaning expansion process of ‘Mankeum’ used as particles and bound nouns, and to propose teaching methods. ‘Mankeum’ has 4 meanings; ‘degree,’ ‘proportionality,’ ‘proportional and reason,’ and ‘reason.’ The meaning expansion process of ‘Mankeum’ was clarified through prototype theory and semantic extension principle. The meanings of the prototypes were ‘degree’ and the meaning is expanded in order of ‘proportional’, ‘proportional and reason’, and ‘reason’.