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A Study on the Syntactic and Pragmatic Features of Rhetorical Questions

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2009, (19), pp.116-134
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2009..19.009
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 28, 2009

Jaeseung Park 1 권선아 1

1한국외국어대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to classify syntactic features and pragmatic functions in rhetorical questions and to provide learners who study Chinese as a second language with more accurate utilization guidelines in learning rhetorical question patterns. Rhetorical questions mean sentence patterns conveying the opposite meaning of what character symbols indicate. While it is a kind of question sentence, it does not ask for information but is intended to convey a speaker's attitude or opinion. The scope of this study includes only wh-questions in rhetorical questions. This study started from the belief that even if rhetorical questions use question patterns they have their own syntactic structure. Furthermore, this study focuses on the discussion that the pragmatic functions of rhetorical questions can be more segmented, not limited to emphatic meaning. This study is indented to analyze the syntactic features of rhetorical questions with them classified into lexical factors and intended destruction of syntactic rules. Also, various pragmatic functions in rhetorical questions are classified into function as modality markedness and anaphora and analyzed to newly classify pragmatic functions.

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