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A Study on “ - esilgeyo” under the use of the directives speech act: focusing on research - service circumstance

parkmieun 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate “-esilgeyo”, used as the indirect directives speech act. The “-elge” semantic features is “the will of the speaker” with “hearer consideration”. “-elge” performs the function of a ‘commitment’ and ‘notification’ from the speech act. The syntactic constraint of “-esilgeyo” is solely combined with a 1st person subject as the connecting ending when its speaker expresses his(her) own intention or promise. However, under the view of the indirect directives speech act, the agent of “-esilgeyo” is its 2nd person hearer. To explain, a service situation could be defined as a fixed relationship: service provider and customer. When the clerk asks its customer certain actions, the paradigmatic relationship of direction and response will be reversed. Therefore, the speaker will feel too much pressure. “-esilgeyo” has two illocutionary effects on indirect speech acts. First, a directive behavior toward the hearer is conducted by the speaker instead of the hearer. Second, the speaker offers his(her) services as voluntary actions by using “-esilgeyo.” It means that “-esilgeyo” contains two meaning components: “hearer-consideration” and “intention of the speaker.” “-esilgeyo” used directives speech act specifies discourse situation and proposition. In addition, it is also interpreted as the indirect directives speech act because the roles of speaker and hearer are fixed. Under the fixed circumstance, speaker performs fixed-speech acts; thus, it highly seems to have fixed analysis possibility.

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