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pISSN : 1226-4822

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 1.03
Aims & Scope
The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea is a journal of sociolinguistics published by the Sociolinguistic Society of Korea. The journal is concerned with various aspects of speech, language and language use interacting with social life and includes all empirical or theoretical articles with various approaches on the study of language use in social behavior. The inaugural issue of the journal was published in November, 1993. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea is published four times annually in March, June, September and December, including an international issue. The international issue published in June aims to enhance international scholarship and invite contributors and readers from all over the world. The journal also welcomes reviews of current books.
Kim, Jeongyeon


Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 1.03
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 1.2
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 1.581
  • Immediacy Index : 0.1471

Current Issue : 2021, Vol.29, No.3

  • “A Quantitative Sociolinguistic Study on the Variation of /b, d, g/ in Intervocalic Position in the Spanish Spoken in Central Peruvian Andes

    Kim Kyounglai | 2021, 29(3) | pp.1~27 | number of Cited : 0
    This paper examines the variation of the intervocalic /b, d, g/ in the Spanish spoken in one of the Andean Spanish varieties. One of the regional phonological features that characterize the Andean Spanish is the use of occlusive [b, d, g] in intervocalic positions where other standard varieties would favor approximate variants [ß, ð, ]. This research provides the first quantitative study ɣ on the linguistic and extra-linguistic factors influencing the use of [b, d, g] in Andean Spanish. A total of 4,080 tokens from 24 speakers in the Tupe district were analyzed via multivariate statistical analysis with Goldvarb X. The results show that the most important extra-linguistic factors are speakers’ gender and age, with old female speakers producing significantly more occlusive [b, d, g] than other speakers. The results also indicate that the speakers are standardizing their use of /b, d, g/ but its process is quite different between the male and female speakers.
  • “Ideas of Eol(Soul) and Gugeo(National Language) Expressed in Joseon's Eol of 5,000 Years

    BYUNGMOON KIM | 2021, 29(3) | pp.29~59 | number of Cited : 0
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    This article starts with a thought that the ideas of ‘Eol’(soul) and ‘Gugeo’(national language) presuppose each other. Given that ancient history was the place of struggle in which the desires of a modern nation-state were projected, national language was an important tool of the struggle for nationalist historians such as Shin Chaeho and Jeong Inbo, who attempted to reveal the reality of ancient history. At the same time, the history of national language could only be established based on national history. In order to take a critical look at this entangling of ‘national history’ and ‘national language’, this article analyzed Jeong Inbo's “Joseon's Eol of 5,000 Years”. Chapter 2 examines the specific aspects of the linguistic methodology Jeong Inbo used in “Joseon's Eol of 5,000 Years” and its status in his research on Korean history. Chapter 3 reviews Jeong Inbo's approach to describing ancient history, which introduced a linguistic methodology, in the academic context of the time and show that it was an important tendency of ‘Joseonhak’(Korean Studies) that sought to eventually find "Something true to Korea." Chapter 4 examines the correlation between the ideas of ‘Eol’ and ‘Gugeo’, which originated from ‘Guksu’ and ‘Gukon’.
  • A Study on the Perception of Koreans about the Korean Proficiency of Individuals Seeking Korean Citizenship

    Yujin, Kim | 2021, 29(3) | pp.61~86 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this study is to provide data for effective immigration policy by investigating the factors that influence Korean citizen’s expectations for the Korean language proficiency of foreigners who seek Korean citizenship. The factors that influence these expectations are Korean citizen’s sense of national identity, multicultural receptivity, and preference for type of social integration. To summarize the results, first, Korean women showed stronger preferences for foreigners being required to demonstrate their Korean proficiency level when compared to their male counterparts. Second, there was a difference in multicultural receptivity of Korean citizens according to academic background, with higher education levels trending with higher rates of multicultural acceptance. Third, when the civic factor, a sub-factor of national identity perception, was high, the preference for foreigners to prove higher Korean language proficiency was also higher. Fourth, if multicultural receptivity was high, the preference for foreigners to demonstrate high levels of Korean language proficiency increased. Fifth, among social integration types, those who favored assimilationism reported significantly higher preferences for demonstration of Korean proficiency. Sixth, the level of Korean language proficiency expected of those who acquired Korean citizenship was 30% for beginner level and 50% for intermediate level.