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The Semantic Characteristics of 'ha(ta)' Combined with Substantival Nouns

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2007, 22(), pp.123-140
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

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ABSTRACT

Song Jung-keun. 2007. The Semantic Characteristics of 'ha(ta)' Combined with Substantival Nouns. Korean Semantics, 22. The purpose of this study is to research the semantic characteristics of 'ha(ta)' combined with substantival nouns, which is very different from 'ha(ta)' with predicate nominals. A former assumptions on 'ha(ta)' with substantival nouns is that it is a pro-verb or generic verb or light verb based on the various semantic functions of 'ha(ta). But in this study 'ha(ta)' with substantive nouns is divided into largely two classes. One is the class that the meaning of 'ha(ta)' is decided by the context. And the other class is that the meaning of 'Substantive noun-ha(ta)' construction is idiomatic. The former is not a issue in semantics but in pragmatics and only the latter are connected with semantics. The idiomatic 'substantive noun-ha(ta)' constructions have the predictability of context and the similarity with collocation in that noun play the important role deciding the meaning of the noun-verb combination. 'ha(ta)' in the idiomatic 'substantive noun-ha(ta)' construction is sometimes used not idiomatic meaning but contextual meaning. It shows that the idiomatic usage of 'ha(ta)' originated from the context-dependent usage of 'ha(ta)'

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