Lexical Errors Caused by Semantic Similarity in Korean Shin, Seong-Chul en_US 2021-11-25T13:15:43Z 2021-11-25T13:15:43Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents findings of an analysis of lexical errors caused by semantic similarity and discusses pedagogical implications for teaching of vocabulary in Korean as a foreign or second language (KFL/KSL). It has been reported that lexical errors are caused most frequently or mainly by confusion based on semantic similarity. These lexical errors are related to a lack of knowledge of the conceptual differences between the competing words. KFL/KSL learners in general feel great difficulties in differentiating lexical items with similar meaning, and the difficulties are primarily associated with the definitional concepts and semantic restrictions (Sohn, 1986: 499). This study has attempted to refine the working definition of ‘errors of semantic similarity’ and present some examples of lexical errors of semantic similarity by category, along with attempts to explain the cause of such errors. The lexical errors presented in this study are part of 310 lexical errors identified out of 167 examination papers from three tertiary institutions. The study then discusses some pedagogical implications and strategies to deal with such problematic lexical items. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1598-8201 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other semnatic similarity en_US
dc.subject.other Korean language en_US
dc.subject.other lexical errors en_US
dc.subject.other vocabulary en_US
dc.title Lexical Errors Caused by Semantic Similarity in Korean en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 141-170 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 32 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Shin, Seong-Chul, Languages & Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Humanities & Languages *
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