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Analyzing the text structure of explanatory texts

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2010, 31(), pp.109-142
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Yang tye-young 1

1상명대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to analyze the text-structure and marker of text structures to give information about the writing education for Korean language learners. A total 32,030 syllables from Korean-language textbooks for native students and 43 textbooks for foreign students are used for analyzing the text structures, which are divided into general explanatory texts and instructional explanatory texts. Furthermore, the divided explanatory texts are classified again as the micro-structure and top-level structure using texts linguistics. In the micro-structure, the markers of text-structure uniting semantic structure are categorized as enumeration, emphasis, transposition, causation, illustration-definition, contrast-comparison, and classification. In the top-level structure, there are four types of models, such as an isosceles trapezoid, a triangle, a diamond, a frame. In conclusion, I put the informations of these text-structures to use writing education for korean language learners.

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