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The Characteristics of Boulevard Names in South Korea

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2017, 17(3), pp.41-58
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography
  • Published : December 31, 2017

Song Hoyul 1

1서원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Although, the road name address system became mandatory in South Korea since 2014, usage of this system fell short of expectations and also researches about this system are quite insufficient in general. Furthermore, researches about characteristics of road name are exceedingly insufficient. Therefore, writer got ‘road section report’ from 17 different local governments and only extracted boulevards. After that, writer analyzed characteristics of front part of boulevard names by place name category which he newly classified. As a result of analysis, boulevard names with ‘two-syllable’ had the majority with 79.2% when they were sorted by the number of syllable and ‘Sino-korean toponym’ also had the majority with 89.6% from the word type analysis. Regarding to named source, administrative sources took 38.9% as the greater part and followed by human sources with 38.2%, physical sources with 19.4% and combined sources with 3.5%. Regarding to administrative sources, most of them belonged to boulevard names related to town・township with 48.2% and boulevard names related to city・county・borough with 42.2%. Regarding to human sources, historical sources took 58.2% as the majority. Regarding to physical sources, topographical sources took 62.5% and boulevard names related to distribution (mostly direction) took 37.5%. Boulevard names, which were named based on combination of physical source and administrative source, took 70% as the majority of combined sources. Writer found lots of case which were named inappropriate among boulevard names. To prevent these problems, place name should have to be determined after being considered overall conditions.

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