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2021, Vol.71, No.

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    A study on expression of ‘taste’ in restaurant reviews

    Song Hyun Ju | 2021, 71() | pp.1~24 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this study is to examine the linguistic characteristics of the expression of ‘taste’ in online restaurant review texts. Although restaurant reviews are written language, they are highly spoken, and they are written in a horizontal relationship, both producers and consumers of information. Therefore, without being bound by existing norms, they write their own experiences as if they were speaking, and freely use various new words and expressions to vividly convey the subjective evaluation of taste. Therefore, examining the linguistic characteristics related to the taste of restaurant review texts can contribute to broadening the understanding of new genres and broadening the study of Korean vocabulary. There are a lot of new vocabulary used in restaurant reviews, including abbreviations, foreign languages, dialects and North Koreans, reiterative, compound words, vowels added or syllables repeated forms, and idioms. In addition, figurative expressions are actively used, and various taste expressions related to texture, coffee, and sweetness are used.
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    A Comparative Study on the Endings of Korean, ‘-Ney’ and ‘-Guna’

    Jeong Soon-Hwa | 2021, 71() | pp.25~46 | number of Cited : 5
    The purpose of this study is to compare and analyze the endings of Korean,‘-ney’ and ‘-guna’, to clarify each distinctive feature. In Korean education,‘-ney’ and‘-guna’ have been dealt with similar grammatical categories. This paper analyzed the significant difference between ‘-ney’ and ‘-guna’ not as terms of evidentiality, which has been understood as distinctive feature, but as terms of mirativity. This paper explains the grammatical restrictions caused by the understanding of ‘-ney’ as instantaneous awareness and ‘-guna’ as processing new knowledge.
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    A Comparative Study of Korean Degree Adverbs in Spoken and Written Register

    Jaeseob Lee | 2021, 71() | pp.47~73 | number of Cited : 3
    This study investigates meanings of Korean degree adverbs in spoken and written registers. With respect to frequency of degree adverbs, the corpus data shows that degree adverbs are used more frequently in spoken registers than written ones. Regarding the usage of occasional degree adverbs(i.e., hapax legomenons), it is predicted that degree adverbs in spoken registers will be used in broader sense than written ones. This quantitative analysis indicates that the usage and functions of degree adverbs are related with registers. The purpose of this study is to explore this prediction by investigating the types of modificand, prosody on each co-occurance. Overall, degree adverbs have its modificand types restrictive. And the polarity of semantic prosody tends not to be subordinate with semantic polarity of modificand itself. This tendency is much stronger in spoken registers than written registers. This suggests that in spoken registers, diversity of modificand types is lower than written registers, whereas diversity of semantic prosody is higher than written registers. These results are consistent with the idea that spoken language is strongly influenced by its context compared to written language.
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    The patter of semantic function of cataphora in social media news Headlines

    youngsook song , Cho Won Ik , Park Jang-Won and 1 other persons | 2021, 71() | pp.75~92 | number of Cited : 1
    The aim of this study is to find the distribution and semantic function of cataphora based on quantitative research in social media news. When looking at the frequency from 2015 to 2020, it was being used more frequently than before. By section, it was frequently used in “culture” and “entertainment” then “social” and “political”. The cataphora often appears in combination with specific adverbs or exclamations, or in combination with extreme or exaggerated expressions, indicating that the cataphora have a more systematic function for discourse functions. In terms of combination, the cataphora, combined with nouns or investigations, clearly indicate specific people or situations, but use rhetorical techniques that cause interest because they do not explicitly reveal the person or event they are subject to using correspondence. The range of cataphora, the target of coordination, which is directed by the cataphora in the title, was often implicit in sentences, images, or discourse, not only in the trailing vocabulary, therefore it was used in various ways. if the main information is covered by a cataphora, it could create a misunderstanding amongst the readers.
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    An Comparative Analysis of the Korean word ‘aswipda’ and Chinese word ‘kexi’’s meaning

    WU QINGNAN | 2021, 71() | pp.93~121 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this paper is to make an comparative analysis of the Korean word ‘aswipda’ and Chinese word ‘kexi’‘s meaning. It’s found that both can be used when people want to express that they are sorry for something bad happened. And, they also have many different usages. For example, the degree of emotion expressed by ‘kexi’ is deeper than aswipda’, and it can be used not only for describe the state of emotion, but also can be used as a verb which can have a subject behind it and the object is the reason of the emotion as well.