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[NEWS] Professor Shin’s Lecture on “The TugofWar on Language”
[NEWS] Professor Shin’s Lecture on “The Tug-of-War on Language”
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Professor Shin delivering a lecture. Photographed by Jun Uhnjin

By Jun Uhnjin (uhnjin@korea.ac.kr)

On November 7, a special lecture titled “The Tug-of-War on Language — Discovering Hidden Ideologies behind Languages” was held at the New Engineering Building. The lecture was hosted by Korea University Innovation Center for Engineering Education (KUICEE), as a part of the lecture series “Humanities Lectures for Engineers.”

In the lecture, Professor Shin Jiyoung (Korean Language and Literature) discussed mechanisms behind the formation and usage of language. Professor Shin used the expression tug-of-war to describe the tension that is generated when selecting words or forming new expressions between individuals and within the society. During conversations, people have an intense tug-of-war inside their minds, contemplating on the choice of words, syntax, and tone of the language. Furthermore, within the society, people endeavor to reach a societal consensus in language acquisition.

Professor Shin stated that language is not a mere tool of communication but has great underlying meaning and power. Due to such reason, the choice of words can be greatly related to a fight for hegemony between people and ideologies. For example, she described that the reason people stopped using the word gak-ha — excellency in Korean — when calling the president, is greatly related to contemporary democratic ideologies.

Professor Shin ended the lecture with a comment: “As language is not a golden rule, we should acknowledge that it can change according to the opinions of the society. Moreover, it is vital to understand the great influence language can have regarding the power and ideologies it beholds.” Indeed, the lecture provided an insightful opportunity to understand the background ideologies lying behind the usage of language.



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