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A Study on the Prefinal Ending ‘-Si-’ in Korean Language Textbooks for Beginners Published in China

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2023, (91), pp.159-203
  • DOI : 10.31310/HUM.091.06
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : October 23, 2023
  • Accepted : October 30, 2023
  • Published : November 30, 2023

Chen, Yunhan 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

Since 2000, various Korean textbooks have been developed and published in China. However, lots of qualitative problems exist with regard to the published textbooks. In particular, the Korean language education system has not yet been well established in the field of Korean textbooks published in China. Therefore, it is necessary to review and promote the setting of teaching and learning contents of grammar in textbooks as an important learning tool. And the prefinal ending ‘-si-’ as an essential grammar for beginner learners, which shows Korean honorific expressions, reveals Korean language as well as social customs and culture. It is a very important educational item for the learners of Korean. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze different presentation methods of the prefinal ending ‘-si-’ used in six different Korean language textbooks for Chinese beginners published in China, and find out the problems and present suggestions. The study suggests three analytical criteria as follows: the forms and orders of presenting ‘-si-’, the explanation of ‘-si-’, learning materials (examples and exercises). After analyzing textbooks based on the three analytical criteria, the researcher has suggested the followings. First, the presentation, explanation and examples and exercises of ‘-si-’ in textbooks for Chinese beginners should reflect the learner's learning environment and error patterns. Second, it is necessary to explain the other precautions for the use of ‘-si-’ at the intermediate and advanced level. Third, it is necessary to present ‘-si-’ which shows hearer honorific. Fourth, it is also needed to use the correct Chinese translation in the textbook.

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