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The Analytic Approach to Interpretation of Contextual Pronoun

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2005, (55), pp.5-30
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Kim, Kwanghee 1

1광양보건대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to propound an analytic and positive basis of interpretation of Contextual Pronoun. The term 'Contextual Pronoun' can be defined as the pronoun which is interpreted by non-syntactical methods like as discourse situation, speaker's volition or intend, and shared conceptual information etc. We see, hinted in everyday usage of the Korean language, interpretation of pronoun is closely connected with context. The referents of pronoun depend on what kind of situation is presented or how composited contextual indexes. This process is located beyond the syntactic approaches. We argued in this paper, that the aspects of non-syntactic interpretation of pronoun are found conspicuously in the way of binding pronoun with its reference. The interpretation of anaphora is influenced by the specificity of antecedent noun, the direction of anaphora, the closeness between pronoun and its antecedent, and antecedent-absent compositions. Arguing these issues, we proposed several strategic points for comprehension of anaphora.

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