A Corpus-Based Contrastive Analysis among Russian and Korean Languages: In Reference to Admiral E. Putyatin’s Contribution

Document Type: Research Article


Kazan Federal University



This corpus-based contrastive analysis examines the Russian and Korean Languages. For example, in the Russian language, the use of the words tip and vid depends on characteristics and the general contents of the text. In addition, in strictly special scientific texts dealing with the systematization of any objects, these words represent different levels of the classification grid (objects are divided into types and types into kinds), and in non-scientific texts they can become synonyms (different types = different kinds of objects). An examination of the history of Russian-Korean relations in the last years of the 19th century allows us to trace the main stages of the process concerning a gradual increase in the role and place of Korea in Russia's foreign policy in the Far East. In the second half of the XIX century, the first Russian-Korean dialogue took place on the territory of Korea, in which the squadron of Admiral Evfimy Vasilyevich Putyatin participated. Admiral Putyatin wanted to establish trade relations with the Korean state. However, the attempts of E.V. Putyatin to establish trade relations with the Korean state were unsuccessful due to the outbreak of the Crimean War.  When writing this work, the following methods were used: analysis of the research literature on the topic under study; the method of specific situations (case method) in the analysis of examples; and also, instrumental observation. When writing the work, such general scientific methods were also used: analysis and synthesis in determining the goals, resources and tools of the concept under consideration, as well as a structural approach. In 1854, the expedition of E. Putyatin to the Korean state visited the islands of the Comundo archipelago located to the south of the Korean Peninsula, and also explored the east coast of Korea and the South Ussuri Territory. Thus, for the first time, Korean shores were surveyed by a European vessel. Participants in the expedition of Admiral E.V. Putyatin left a lot of interesting information about Korea and the inhabitants of this country.