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Plurality and Pragmatic Meaning of Plural Expressions in Korean.

Jeong, Sang Hee 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to reveal pragmatic property of plural expressions in Korean on the basis of semantic plurality. Korean plural expression such as tul, ney have studied mostly on their semantic plurality. However, interesting phenomena are observed. That is, Korean plural expressions serve as pragmatic markers which present honorific, modesty and non-formality, even without plural reading in certain cases. To figure out the reason of this, I clarify plural meaning and pragmatic property of tul, ney, ttawi. Besides, it is considered that they are systematically co-related. Thus I suggested plurality-informality system schematically.

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