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On the Description of the Beverage Nouns in the Dictionary

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2008, 27(), pp.199-224
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Hongshik Yi 1

1숙명여자대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This thesis deals with the definition of beverage nouns, their scope and sub classes. According to [Standard Korean Dictionary], a drink noun is a noun which means liquid which is made for a human being to drink. This definition may exclude ‘water’ from drink nouns because it is not made by a human being but exists in nature. However, beverage nouns are always liquid, and thus they can bring about problems about ‘semantic classes’ in a electronic dictionary because they could belong to two semantic classes such as ‘liquid’ and ‘beverage’. We can consider this relationship as polysemy, therefore all of the beverage nouns lie in polysemy. Furthermore, any nouns which have property of liquid have two meanings systematically. If we do not consider the systematic polysemy relationship as real polysemy, they do not belong to the semantic class ‘liquid’. This paper also tries to devide beverage nouns into sub groups such as beverage, alcohol, milk, juice and tea. And we discuss the definitions of beverage nouns in [Standard Korean Dictionary] and search the ways to improve the definitions because they have several problems in terms of consistency between definitions.

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