S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) 교육연구와 실천 Journal of the College of Education (師大論叢) vol.46/47 (1993)
언어와 문화: 영어와 한국어의 경우
Language and Culture: The Cases of Korean and English
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 사범대학
- 사대논총, Vol.46, pp. 61-77
- This paper attempts to substantiate with the cases of Korean and English the premise that a particular language is a representation of a particular culture. Adopting and combining the frames of description presented in Lee (1992) and Lakoff and Johnson (1980), this paper shows that the differences in the two cultures are represented in the lexical entities, the grammatical elements, the relations between grammatical elements, and metaphors in the two languages. Examples of the lexical items representing different ways of classifying our experinece of the world attest to the 'semantic-psychological principle'. Examples of differences in the selectivity in encoding observed events and/or situations, and examples of different 'metaphors represent the differences in perspectives and conceptualization in the two cultures. To emphasize the importance of research on the relationship between language and culture, attention is called to the assertions made by the proponents of critical language study.