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The Meaning and Function of Korean Particle ‘un/nun’ in Spoken Languages: For Korean Pedagogic Grammar

Song Hwa Han 1

1연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

Teaching functions of grammatical items in various contexts is useful to organize learners’ grammar intuitions. So Korean learners should know functions, speakers’ attitudes and implications of grammatical items in various contexts as well as abstract meanings. For this pedagogic grammar of particle ‘un/nun’, I analysed sentences in real Korean spoken languages. By analysing real sentences, Korean particle ‘un/nun’ has abstract meaning of limiting the scope of invoked objects and have contrastive implication because of this meaning. And ‘un/nun’ phrases are topics in discourse usually and involved in coherence. Lastly, speakers can use ‘un/nun’ phrases to disagree hearers thoughts or rebuke hearers’ actions pragmatically.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.