S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 25 Number 1/4 (1989)
Language Purism in Korea today
- Park, Nahm-Sheik
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.25 No.3, pp. 563-592
- This paper discusses various aspects of language purism as it is practiced in the Republic of Korea today. Among other things, it deals with the socio-political context of language purism in contemporary Korea, its major practitioners, its targets, its rhetoric, and its strategies.
The paper also addresses the question of reverse purification, i.e. purification of foreign-language materials contaminated by Korean-language sources. It is suggested that this reverse purification can contribute to better international communication. It is also suggested that reverse purification can best be achieved through dramatic improvements in the quality of Korea's foreign-language education.