• Research Article

    Analysis of Language Patterns and Messages Used by Politicians on Social Media: Focusing on the US President Twitter

    소셜 미디어에서 정치인이 사용하는 언어 패턴과 화용론적 메시지 분석: 미국 대통령 트위터를 중심으로

    Kwak, Myunsun

    곽면선

    Considering the relationship between language and social media, the present study analyzed the languages used by the US President Donald Trump and ... + READ MORE
    Considering the relationship between language and social media, the present study analyzed the languages used by the US President Donald Trump and the former President Barack Obama on their respective Twitter accounts from 2017 to 2019. The study examined the patterns of language and the messages based on pragmatic theories. A total of 10,542 tweets were finalized as valid data. The results show that the most frequently used words were great, people in the case of Trump and people, world were the words used by Obama. In the 4-word phrases analysis, the fake news media was the most used phrase by Trump and Michelle and I appeared most in Obama’s messages. In the pragmatic analysis, the most retweeted messages of Trump and Obama in each year were analyzed based on presupposition and implicature. This study demonstrated that Twitter messages by influential politicians are important due to their impact. Therefore, understanding not only the literal meaning but also the implied meaning is crucial. - COLLAPSE
    August 2020
  • Research Article

    Categories and Features of ‘Sipda’

    한국어 ‘싶다’의 범주 및 특성

    Cheon, Seong-Ho

    천성호

    The purpose of this study is to look at the overall characteristics of categories and functions of ‘sipda’ and to describe specific ... + READ MORE
    The purpose of this study is to look at the overall characteristics of categories and functions of ‘sipda’ and to describe specific syntactic ‧ semantic characteristics for each type based on the analysis of the syntagmatic relation of ‘sipda’. In particular, the emphasis was placed on semantic characteristics in this study. As for the auxiliary predicate ‘sipda’ which has traditionally been studied to have the same meaning as [hope], we also confirmed that the auxiliary predicate ‘sipda’ has such a meaning characteristic. In addition, the meaning of [negative assurance] was newly proposed for ‘sipda’ to be classified as a modal predicate, unlike the previous studies. - COLLAPSE
    August 2020
  • Research Article

    A Comparative Study on Collocations of Intensifiers through British and American English Corpora

    영미 영어 Corpus를 이용한 강조어 연어의 비교 연구

    Han, Inseok

    한인석

    The current research aims to illunimate collocation frequency and patterns of English intensifiers by means of British National Corpus (BNC) and Corpus ... + READ MORE
    The current research aims to illunimate collocation frequency and patterns of English intensifiers by means of British National Corpus (BNC) and Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). In addition, positive or negative collocations of intensifiers are retrieved and analyzed to acquire succinct information regarding the use of intensifier collocations and to compare American and British English collocation patterns. The information of intensifier collocations is expected to be utilized as meaningful and practical English learning materials in classrooms as well as actual situations of life. English teachers are suggested to teach vital collocation knowledge and encourage students’ self-directed learning through the use of world-leading corpora such as BNC and COCA. - COLLAPSE
    August 2020
  • Research Article

    The Past, Present, and Future of Online Machine Translation based on Error Analysis

    온라인 기계 번역기의 과거, 현재 그리고 미래: 오류 분석을 중심으로

    Hwang, Yohan, Lee, Je-Young and Shin, Dongjin

    황요한, 이제영, 신동진

    This study aims to examine the efficiency (past), quality (present), and potential (future) of online machine translation. To achieve this purpose, this ... + READ MORE
    This study aims to examine the efficiency (past), quality (present), and potential (future) of online machine translation. To achieve this purpose, this paper firstly reviews the historical development of machine translation and its specified limits from the perspective of pragmatics and sociolinguistics. It then conducts the error analysis of Korean-English translation of three different online machine translators (Google, Papago, Kakao) in a text, specifically 54 expressions and sentences whose meanings are socially and culturally constructed. The result shows that online machine translators are rapidly and steadily developing to consider grammatical and syntactical features in the translation process; however, it still has limitations determined by sociocultural interpretation and use of a language. Specifically, the errors for homonym, polysemy, expressions using literate and poetic license, media sources, and jargon occur relatively high and lead to misinterpretation. Based on the findings, this paper highlights the ways to overstep the limits of an online machine translation service for natural meaning-conversion and higher quality translation. - COLLAPSE
    August 2020
  • Research Article

    A Metonymic Account of Biscuit Conditionals: A development on Choi and Joh (2016)
    Choi, Youngju and Joh, Yoon-kyoung
    Biscuit conditionals are peculiar in that the truth value of the consequent is always true, unlike indicative conditionals where the consequent’s ... + READ MORE
    Biscuit conditionals are peculiar in that the truth value of the consequent is always true, unlike indicative conditionals where the consequent’s truth value is contingent on the truth value of the antecedent. In Choi and Joh (2016), it is claimed that the peculiarity of the biscuit conditionals can be mitigated when the antecedent is interpreted as a question and the consequent as an answer through speech act metonymy. The metonymic analysis is based on the Question scenario that Panther and Thornburg (1999) suggest. However, some biscuit conditionals with an imperative and a question in their consequent clauses seem resistant to the analysis. In the paper, it is claimed that they are similarly explained if the Request or the Emotion scenario is applied on top of the Question scenario. - COLLAPSE
    August 2020