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The combinatory condition and thematic role of ‘iyo’

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2014, 44(), pp.291-311
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Hyeong-gang Choe 1

1홍익대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The goal of this paper is to check the thematic meaning of ‘i(이)’ in ‘iyo(이요)’. In ‘iyo, ‘yo’ is not the variation of final ending ‘-o(오)’ and ‘yo’ doesn't have the thematic meaning. The honorific marker ‘yo’ dosen't have the thematic role for topic or focus. Though ‘i’ is a zero morpheme, the thematic role of ‘iyo’ is realized. The case marker can combine ‘yo’, but case marker can't combine ‘iyo’. Because the combination of ‘case marker + yo’ has the same effect as ‘thematic marker ‘i’ + yo’. In iyo, ‘i’ is not a bridging vowel, so realization of ‘yo’ or ‘iyo’ are not always constrained by preceding phonological conditions.

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