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A Study on the Cause of Non-Stabilization of New Word - Focused on New Word of 2008

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2018, 61(), pp.33-53
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : September 30, 2018

Seo, Hye-jin 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to determine the cause of the non-stabilization of a new word. We used 475 new words made in 2008, which was collected by the National Institute of Korean Language. We found that about 60% of the new words created in 2008 were non-stabilized. We divided the cause of the non-stabilization of the new word into internal and external aspects. The first of the internal cause relates to the prevalence of suffixes. We found that according to the trend of suffixes, new words are stabilization and non-stabilization. The second of the internal causes are related to homonym. Among the two homonym words, the highest frequency is stabilized. Next, the first of the external causes is the failure of refining words. Refining words did not properly reflect what people were trying to say. Therefore, People did not use refining words, which made the refining word non-stabilizing. The second of the external cause is related to the timeliness of the new word. We have found that a new word with timeliness is non-stabilization.

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