• Research Article

    Intergenerational Language Divide in English and Korean in Social Media Communication: Focused on Pragmatic Perceptions

    SNS 커뮤니케이션에서 영어와 한국어에 나타난 세대 간 언어의 격차 분석: 화용론적 관점에서

    Kwak, Myunsun

    곽면선

    The study aims to explore the differences in the use of languages in social media communication (SNS) between generations from pragmatic perceptions ... + READ MORE
    The study aims to explore the differences in the use of languages in social media communication (SNS) between generations from pragmatic perceptions. The paper first analyses the social media dialogues based on Grice(1975)’s Cooperative Principle and Sperber and Wilson(1995)’s Relevance Theory. Second, the survey results with 213 English native speakers and 255 Koreans in terms of the use of social media languages are discussed. The results show that there is a clear difference between generations in the use of SNS language by Koreans compared to native English speakers. The younger the generation is, the more SNS language is used while the older generations use less. Regarding whether the language used in SNS is understandable or not, there was a significant difference in the average between the 10s and 20s with people over 60s in the Korean group. In the case of English native speakers, the result is not proportional to age groups, unlike the Korean participants. However, except for the Korean 10s group, the majority of generations in both groups think that the social media language creates communication problems between generations. - COLLAPSE
    August 2019
  • Research Article

    The Non-binding Constraints of Simple, Complex Reflexives According to the Person

    단순, 복합재귀사 인칭별 비결속 제약

    Park, Kang-Hee

    박강희

    In this paper, I accept the Reinhart and Reuland(1993), Reuland(2006)’s suggestion about the reflexive’s category and apply it ... + READ MORE
    In this paper, I accept the Reinhart and Reuland(1993), Reuland(2006)’s suggestion about the reflexive’s category and apply it to the Korean’s simple reflexives, complex reflexives in the Geldren’s reflexive structure. The Korean complex reflexive ‘jagi jasin’ is considered to be the unification of SE reflexive and SELF reflexive. Therefore, it is distinctively used as having the characteristic of two reflexives simultaneously. It appears as [NP jagi [N jasin]] that jagi is the D position of DP and jasin is the N position. In Jeonwitae(1996)’s pragmatic hierarchy, I suggest correcting his pragmatic hierarchy. Also, I suggest that jagi is not bound with the 1st pronoun antecedent, but bound with 2nd, 3rd pronoun antecedent contradictory to other professors’ suggestions. But even more, also, even if some sentences are the same structure, in case atomic verb has the specific lexical, semantic feature and is used by the specific mood, ‘jagi’ is coindexed with the 1st pronoun against some other professors’ suggestion. This means that the binding can happen by the pragmatic element: the mood, the point of view, or subjectivization. - COLLAPSE
    August 2019
  • Research Article

    The Use of Vocabulary Book and Writing: For Intermediate Korean Language Learners

    표현용 어휘집 사용과 쓰기: 한국어 중급 학습자를 대상으로

    Oh, Mina

    오미나

    The experiment was conducted on 40 intermediate Korean language learners in order to suggest the necessity of a level-specific dictionary that can ... + READ MORE
    The experiment was conducted on 40 intermediate Korean language learners in order to suggest the necessity of a level-specific dictionary that can help with the writing activities of Korean language learners who are learning Korean as a foreign language. An intermediate vocabulary book was created for the experiment. The experimental group (20) performed the writing task referring to the intermediate vocabulary book for five weeks, and the control group (20) performed the writing task referring to the bilingual dictionary (Naver dictionary). After a five-week experiment, syntactic proficiency was measured based on the final test and the extensive writing of free writing. The experimental group showed better fluency, complexity, and accuracy than the control group. Through this, we saw the possibility of using a level-specific dictionary to improve the writing ability of Korean learners - COLLAPSE
    August 2019
  • Research Article

    A Study on English Learners’ Interaction through Web-based Discussion

    웹기반 토론을 통한 영어 학습자의 상호작용에 대한 연구

    Han, Mihyang

    한미향

    This study aims to examine interaction types and cognitive processes involved in Web-based discussions among first-year university students in Korea. 38 students ... + READ MORE
    This study aims to examine interaction types and cognitive processes involved in Web-based discussions among first-year university students in Korea. 38 students performed 20 minute synchronous written communication by using their Smartphone Kakao Talk application. Their 4 week discussion transcripts were collected and analyzed. The results reveal that two-way messages were more prevalent (75.5%) than one-way interactions and that the cognitive process of Exploration was much more frequently employed (96%). The Web-based discussion is assumed to have contributed to sharing opinions or experiences rather than integrating their ideas as well as promoting confidence in English writing and communication. - COLLAPSE
    August 2019
  • Research Article

    How a Nexus of Communities Mediates a Novice Writing Teacher: A Case of the Dialogically-Interpreted Narrative from the Sociocultural Perspective
    Kim, Sungwoo
    In this self-reflective narrative inquiry based on teaching journal entries and interpretive dialogues, I trace how a nexus of communities mediated my ... + READ MORE
    In this self-reflective narrative inquiry based on teaching journal entries and interpretive dialogues, I trace how a nexus of communities mediated my own development as a novice writing teacher when I first began teaching in another languaculture. Combining activity systems analysis and autoethnographic narrative analysis allowed me to better understand the roles and influences of the community in gradually transforming me from a deficient nonnative teacher to a crosscultural meaning-maker with multimodal affordances. Specifically, three types of interrelated communities were mediating my development, namely the co-working, the co-walking, and the co-orienting community. This inquiry revealed two significant lessons. First, my development as a multilingual writing teacher was a process of reconceptualizing the scope of communities that mediate me. Second, the support of these communities materialized when it met my multimodal, multilingual, and conceptual repertoire. - COLLAPSE
    August 2019
  • Research Article

    The Semantics of before and after in Korean
    Yoo, YongSuk
    The main goal of this paper is to provide a formal account of Korean before and after clauses with special attention paid ... + READ MORE
    The main goal of this paper is to provide a formal account of Korean before and after clauses with special attention paid to their morphological selection. Being apart from temporal morphology, the current analysis of Korean before and after clauses can shed new light on the discussions of selectional requirements of before and after clauses. In particular, I will show that before and after in Korean exhibit the schism based on the presence of Earliest operator of the type ,t> only in after clauses. The current paper also presents various language-specific tests, including the distribution of mod-insertion rule (cf. Kitagawa and Ross 1982, An 2014 among others). It will be shown that the complement of {Earliest, After} has to be relativized to provide a correct syntactic/semantic composition in after clauses. In contrast to Korean after, Korean before does not involve such pronominal element; therefore, it does not require the relativization of the embedded clause. - COLLAPSE
    August 2019