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Meaning of echoed verb construction, In general, repeated expressions are considered as something redundant, but there are repeated-verb constructions like 'v-GINUN v(v-기는 v)', 'v-GIMAN v(v-기만 v)' in Korean

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2014, 46(), pp.141-161
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

LeeSooYeon 1

1국민대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper invastigate the semantic aspects of that expressions. When we used this 'v-GINUN v' expression, it shows an implicature "I did it(V), but I wasn't completely satisfied." For examples, just saying "v(먹었어).", it means just "v", however, saying "v-GINUN v(먹기는 먹었어).", it implies "I ate something, but it wasn't perfect." In this paper, the implicature is due to following reasons. 1. 'NUN', a delimiter for contrast is set up 'sister members'. 2. to repeat v emphasizes meaning of 'v' and it divides properties consisting of 'v'. So it necessarily imply another sister members are dissatisfied. 'v-GIMAN v' is ambiguous construction. The "MAN" attached element can be 'unique in the context' or it has 'emphatic use'. Especially, 'v-GIMAN v' used as 'emphatic use', it usually appeared with an adverb like 'JAL(잘)'

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