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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 : 2022, Vol.30, No.1

  • An Action Research on EFL Teacher’s Questioning Types in a Korean Online University Context

    Ko Bo-Ai | 2022, 30(1) | pp.1~37 | number of Cited : 0
    This action research explores an effective teaching method for EFL teacher’s questioning types in a Korean online university context. By reviewing the previous studies on teachers’ questioning types which have been categorized mostly by cognitive linguistic tradition, this study sorts out the different questioning types from socio-linguistic perspective using the Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) framework. These new categorized questioning types are applied to instruct the participant students (57) who were majoring in English and were mostly interested in TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages) certificate program provided by the online university in Korea. Using a series of lecture content, two assignments, and an online discussion board, these newly added questioning types (offer and request types replacing command) were successfully taught in an online lecture entitled ‘Classroom English and Communication’ in the first semester of 2021. With a mixed analysis method, this study explains the procedures of various classroom tasks and analyzes the assignment data and online discussion board texts. This teacher classroom communication consisting of instruction and questioning needs to be reconsidered due to this study’s findings and its pedagogic implications that are clearly based on socio-linguistic perspectives.
  • A Sociolinguistic Research on the Usage of Address Terms for Professors by Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    KIM SHINGAK | TAE-RIN CHO | 2022, 30(1) | pp.39~66 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the usage of address terms for professors by undergraduate and graduate students by the sociolinguistic methodology. To this end, this paper applied an integrated approach that combines quantitative analysis based on the response results of multiple-choice questions in the survey and qualitative interpretation based on the response results of subjective questions in both the survey and the in-depth interview. First, through quantitative analysis of the variation in the use of address terms, it was confirmed that “professor” occupies an overwhelming proportion and that the academic field of the speaker is the most important factor. The higher the intimacy with professors, the more “teacher” was used. Next, through the qualitative interpretation of the reason and meaning of using their choice of address terms, the most basic and superficial reason was to follow the experiences and customs in the affiliated community. The use of “professor” had some reasons or meanings such as meeting courtesy and expectations, highlighting privileged status, and equal respect for all the faculty members, whereas “teacher” was used as an expression of intimacy.
  • The Pejoration of the Female Language

    Park Si Eun | 2022, 30(1) | pp.67~102 | number of Cited : 0
    The purpose of this study is to examine seven korean women's languages whose value has declined as a result of changing the meaning. ‘kyeycip’, ‘nyeon’, ‘manura’, ‘yeopyeonne’, ‘agassi’, ‘ajumma’, ‘eonni’ are women's languages commonly used in modern korean. When they were used at first, they were honorifics or general form, but now they are also used as low form. Each word has been added the evaluation results such as disappointment that falls short of certain expectations, derogation, and sexual objectification based on disrespect for women. This study will examines the use of words from middle korean to modern korean and summarizes the aspect of their pejoration.