본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Sociolinguistic Study on the Usage of ‘Jane’-the 2nd Person Pronoun in Jeonnam Dialects-

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2007, (63), pp.5-28
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

강희숙 1

1조선대

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study aims at identifying what correlation exists between ‘Jane’, the second person pronoun in Jeonnam dialects and social variables such as age, gender and educational background. For this study, it interviews 100 native speakers from Gwangju for three months from January to March to collect data. As a result, it is demonstrated that the term of ‘Jane’ which was recognized just as part of the developmental changes has been used in various social relations diversely, has a close relation with many social variables. In particular, the term of ‘Jane’ is used for the relations between friends of about the same age, or from superior to subordinate people in any other area, but it is used even for the relations from subordinate to superior ones and couples in Jeonnam dialects. It is newly demonstrated that such dialectic characteristic conservatively reflects the term of ‘Jane’ which existed actually in historical development of Korean language. This study is expected to have dialectically significant meaning in that it contributes to identification of difference among Korean dialects.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.

This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.