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A Sociolinguistic Study on the Mixing of Addressee Honorifics of Korean Immigrants from Chungbuk

  • The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea
  • Abbr : 사회언어학
  • 2005, 13(1), pp.53-82
  • Publisher : The Sociolinguistic Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > Linguistics

Park, Kyeong-Rae 1

1세명대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to examine features of addressee honorifics by observing sentence endings used by the Jeongam village that consists of major speech group speakers from Chungcheongbuk-do and minor speech group speakers from Hamgyeongbuk-do. Addressee honorifics in the Jeongam dialect are distinct with respect to social status or social conditions such as social positional relationships between speaker and listener, the listener's native region, the occupation of the listener, intimacy between speaker and listener, and so on. The speakers of the Jeongam dialect recognize different levels of addressee honorifics such as 'Yeye, Yaya, Eungeung' and like the Hamgyeongbuk-do dialect it is possible to divide them into sub-levels. It is also observed that imperative and request sentence endings, which are used in the Jeongam dialect are a mixture of the Chungbuk dialect and the Hamgyeongbuk-do dialect. This is understood as an overlapping phenomena of the two dialects due to the fact that Hamgyeongbuk-do dialect speakers outnumber Jeongam speakers where Chungbuk dialect speakers live. This indicates that features of the Chungbuk dialect and the Hamgyeongbuk-do dialect coexist in the Jeongam dialect through borrowing.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.