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The Discourse Functions and the Grammaticalization of ‘Da'(all)

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2008, (67), pp.37-59
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Koo Jong Nam 1

1전북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purposes of this paper are to elucidate the syntactic and semantic properties of discourse marker ‘da’(all). Generally ‘da’ is used as a adverb or noun, but it can be used as a discourse marker, too. In this paper I showed several evidences which support ‘da’ to be a discourse marker, and explored the meanings and syntactic phenomena of ‘da’. ‘Da’ appears with high frequency in oral discourse and has no lexical meaning, so it is optional in sentence. ‘Da’ can appear sentence medially and finally as well. I argued that the main function of ‘da’ is to represent the speaker’s unexpectedness. Also in this paper I discussed the process that ‘da’ becomes a discourse marker. I demonstrated that discourse marker ‘da’ had been derived from adverb/noun through the pragmatic strengthening in grammaticalization.

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