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A Study on the terminologies of Korean semantics

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2012, 37(), pp.1-26
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Nam, Kyoung-woan 1

1창원대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate terminologies of Korean semantics inductively and to survey the aspect of differentiation caused by various reasons. As a first step, I investigated all key words in the studies published by Korean Semantics. Korean Semantics has been published last 15 years and 412 studied are presented in total. The number of all key words in these studies are 2,961. Among them, the words of high frequency are ‘metaphor, meaning, cognitive linguistics, metonymy, extension of meaning, polysemy’ etc. But containing the cases of compound word or phrase, ‘structure’ and ‘relation’ show very high frequency. The types of the aspect of differentiation in Korean semantics terminology are divided to three types. A first type is the case caused by just simple translation between English and Korean like ‘cohesion’ and ‘coherence’, and a second type is the case caused by difference of conceptual range like ‘synonymy’ and ‘antonymy’. The last type is the case caused by difference of theoretical viewpoint like ‘basic meaning’ and ‘prototypical meaning’. It will be necessary to make an effort to share some consensus in using Korean semantics terminologies.

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