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The Characteristics of Police Station Names in South Korea: Focused on the Comparison between 1945 and 2018

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2019, 19(1), pp.17-34
  • DOI : 10.16879/jkca.2019.19.1.017
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography
  • Received : March 26, 2019
  • Accepted : April 8, 2019
  • Published : April 30, 2019

Song Hoyul 1

1서원대학교

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ABSTRACT

It has been 73 years since the Korean national police were founded. However, there has been neitherprofessional nor academic studies about police station names. This study investigates the linguistic and geographiccharacteristics of police station names by comparing two different time periods: 1945 and 2018. The results areas follows. In syllable analysis, names with ‘two-syllable’ in 1945 showed the highest portion with 95.2%, butin 2018 ‘two-syllable’ was 52.9% and ‘four-syllable’ was 42.7%. In word type analysis, ‘Sino-Korea word’ washigh with 100% in 1945 and 87.8% (in fact, 100%) in 2018. In name source analysis, administrative district namehas major influence showing 97.8% in 1945 and 93.3% in 2018. Some incongruent police station names wereobserved. However, the incongruity has been greatly improved. Continuous efforts have been made to matchpolice station names with administrative district names for enhancing citizens’ convenience.

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