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A Study on the Status of Connective Ending ‘-(Eu)ni’ in Korean Language Education - Focusing on the Meaning Relation between Antecedent Clause and Following Clause, and the Syntactic Feature of ‘-(Eu)ni’ -

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2014, (90), pp.325-356
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

SEO, HUIJEONG 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to clarify that the marked characteristic of connective ending ‘-(eu)ni’ in the aspect of semantic and syntax, to show the status of ‘-(eu)ni’ as a connective ending, and then to present the teaching method of that for Korean language learners. 1,045 sentences including connective ending ‘-(eu)ni’ are extracted from KKMA Sejong Corpus. ‘-(Eu)ni’ used in 319 sentences among them simply could not be replaced by ‘-(eu)nikka’. This shows that ‘-(eu)ni’ has the distinctive meaning and syntactic feature as one of the connective endings. The meaning relation between antecedent clause and following clause of ‘-(eu)ni’ is [reason/cause-effect], [rationale-discovery], [subject-explanation], [explanation-designation], and [enumeration]. Also, ‘-(eu)ni’ could be an adverb deriving element. Most ‘-(eu)ni’ showing [reason/cause-effect] or [rationale-discovery] could be replaced by ‘-(eu)nikka’. On the contrary, ‘-(eu)ni’ showing [subject-explanation], [explanation-designation], [enumeration], and ‘-(eu)ni’ as an adverb deriving element could not be replaced by ‘-(eu)nikka’. By analyzing the meaning and syntactic feature of connective ending ‘-(eu)ni’, this study could find the value of ‘-(eu)ni’ as one of the grammatical items for Korean language learners. Moreover, the effective methods of teaching ‘-(eu)ni’ are suggested for intermediate Korean language learners as well as advanced Korean language learners.

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