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The Structure of Korean Interrogative Sentence Final Form

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2005, (55), pp.127-146
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Lee yu-gi 1

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ABSTRACT

Most of Sentence final forms are formed by confusion. So the exact description about the meaning and function of sentence final forms can be possible only when maximum analysis is applied within the limits of structural and semantical explanation. Sentence final endings {-ka}, {-ko}, {-i}, {-so/euo, -eo/a}, {-tsi} are used in interrogative, and among them the original interrogative's sentence final endings are just {-ka} and {-ko} and the rest are all speech level marker. Sentence type and speech level belong to pragmatic category. In pragmatic function, ‘-eunka, -eulk’a, -eunko, -eulk’o, -na, -te/ti, -tsi’ can be a problem. They are sometimes used as a ‘hake’ level in interrogatives. But they are also be used in neutralized speech level, in indirect cited sentence. and even in self-question with no relation to honorific of hearer. So to explain all this, the basic function must be understood.

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