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Semantic aspects of antonym in Korean pop song

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2010, 33(), pp.67-93
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Keumhyun Moon 1

1숙명여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper analyses the antonym in Korean pop song lyrics. I studied only "trot" among Korean pop songs because there are a great number of trot lyrics that show the construction of oppositional meaning using the antonym. The topics of trot lyrics are mostly ‘love between a man and a woman', ‘life', and ‘the pain from the division of the country and the feeling of homesickness'. Examining the pattern of antonym written in trot lyrics, it is characterized by writing not only the fixed antonym perceived generally but also the context antonym formed temporarily for each trot. In rare cases, there is the antonym in a figurative sense. The semantic aspects of the antonym can be seen variously. By analysing the process of forming the temporary context antonym, it can be inferred the process of forming the fixed antonym used generally. The results indicate which processes the opposing notions have been established in the structure of our consciousness through, and show also our consciousness and way of thinking through the processes.

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