A Meta-Discourse Analysis on Factors Affecting the Development of Dialogue between Russia and Korea in XIX Century

Document Type: Research Article

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Kazan Federal University

10.22055/rals.2019.15382

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the development of dialogue between Russia and Korea in XIX century. In this study a meta-discourse analysis was done on the issue of the first dialogue between Russians and Koreans. Some researchers recognize the contact that occurred in the XIII century as the first contact between them, while there is also significant research which deems meetings in the XVII century as the first contact. In Russia, the first Korean language courses and lectures in the history and geography of Korea started at the Saint Petersburg University and the Eastern University in Vladivostok. Notably, the Orthodox Missionary Society in Kazan created textbooks for Russian Koreans. The following methods have been used in this paper: analysis of research literature regarding the subject; case study method for analyzing examples; instrumental observation. The results suggested a substantial difference in the use of metadiscourse markers between Russia and Korea. Furthermore, each learner group displayed the specific characteristics of metadiscourse, which offer suggestions for improving L2 learners’ writings. Furthermore, this paper uses general scientific methods such as: analysis and synthesis to determine goals, resources and tools of the subject concept, as well as structural approach.

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