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[Robert J. Fouser] Language trends among young Koreans
[Robert J. Fouser] Language trends among young Koreans
ViewpointsDec 2, 2022
A good way to predict future changes in a language is to listen to young people because they usually carry patterns in language use with them as they age. In the South Korea, the language of young people differs greatly from older generations, which suggests sweeping changes in language use in the years to come. Vocabulary changes most quickly as new words appear and spread in response to social trends. Trendy words also disappear as the trends that support them change or disappear. By contrast,