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On the Focalization and Topicalization of Korean Predicate Phrases-Centered on the '-kileul(기를)' and '-kileun(기는)'.

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2015, 49(), pp.87-108
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

LEE, KEUM-HEE 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

Lee, Keum-Hee. 2015. On the Focalization and Topicalization of Korean Predicate Phrases-Centered on the '-kileul(기를)' and '-kileun(기는)'. Korean Semantics, 49. The purpose of this paper verifies discourse-pragmatic charateristics of 'V-kileul(기를) V' and 'V-kileun(기는) V'predicate phrases. In general, Korean postpositions 'leul(를)' and 'ga(가)’ are considered to carry out two function; One is that they are used as syntactic case-markers and the other is that they are used as the helpers for the focalizing function in the discourse-pragmatic context. And 'leun(는)' is considered that is used to appear for topic and contrast meaning function. But Korean postpositions 'leul(를)' and 'leun(는)' are used to appear for focalization and topicalization. Korean predicate phrases 'V-kileul(기를) V/hada(하다)' and 'V-kileun(기는) V/hada(하다)' are made for the focalizing function of predicates. And if the 'V-kileul' and 'V-kileun' move to the front or right behind subject. these phrases show topicalization of predicates.

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