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The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea Vol.30 No.1 pp.67-102

The Pejoration of the Female Language

Park Sieun
Ph.D. Candidate at Gyeongsang National University


The purpose of this study is to examine seven korean women's languages whose value has declined as a result of changing the meaning. ‘kyeycip’, ‘nyeon’, ‘manura’, ‘yeopyeonne’, ‘agassi’, ‘ajumma’, ‘eonni’ are women's languages commonly used in modern korean. When they were used at first, they were honorifics or general form, but now they are also used as low form. Each word has been added the evaluation results such as disappointment that falls short of certain expectations, derogation, and sexual objectification based on disrespect for women. This study will examines the use of words from middle korean to modern korean and summarizes the aspect of their pejoration.

여성어의 의미 가치 하락




  1. Journal Abbreviation : j. Korea Saf. Manag. Sci.
    Frequency : Published three times annually in April, August and December, including an international issue
    Doi Prefix : 10.14353/sjk.
    Year of Launching : 2013
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