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Some issues on the usage of tense endings and expressions corresponding to tense

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2008, 27(), pp.45-73
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Mun, Suk-yeong 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article aims to argue that the usage of tense cannot be explained solely in terms of tense semantics and requires a consideration of tense pragmatics. In other words, what tense forms basically mean and when these tense forms are used are not identical but distinguishable questions. According to this study, tense forms are selected at times because of their own connotative meaning and examples where the location of situation time and tense meaning do not agree are generally cases of ‘intentional use’. This kind of occurrence of tense forms can be resulted from the discourse characteristics or discourse structure of TV News.

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