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A Study on an Integrated Grammar of Spoken and Written Language in Contemporary Korean and the Problem with Building Corpus

  • 인문논총
  • 2011, 27(), pp.141-200
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

배진영 1 SONHYEOK 1 Kim MinGook 1

1연세대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study intends to theorize and systemize an integrated grammar covering both spoken and written language while not characterizing the grammars of both spoken and written language as extremities that are discrepant or remote. The direction of the study of grammar that this study pursues is to approach the difference in grammar realization aspects in spoken language and written language not from a simple dichotomous perspective ‘spoken language vs. written language.’ Instead, the approach takes the viewpoint arguing that the difference in the aspects of grammar realization is the difference in a register that is diversely expressed in degrees in speaking or writing. Accordingly, the ultimate purpose of the description of the integrated grammar of spoken and written language is to describe the grammatical phenomena according to register based on actual language material, to compare the differences of such phenomena, and to explain the reason for the difference in proper detail. When describing and analyzing various grammatical aspects that were expressed in spoken and written language, we also felt it necessary to include the situations in which the language was placed, that is, the intention of the language user which included the text register element as assumed by us. This study suggests that a functional perspective should be taken to describe a grammar system that covers the grammar of both spoken language and written language. In addition, this study notes that we need material that was classified with various registers for the description of an integrated grammar as pursued here. We also mentioned the problem of building the actual corpus for such a purpose.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.