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A Corpus Linguistic Approach to the Study of Korean Negation Construction

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2017, 56(), pp.135-159
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : June 30, 2017

Kilim Nam 1

1경북대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is twofold. First, it aims to investigate the extent to which Korean negation is used in written, spoken corpus and online product review corpus by contrast of affirmation. Second, it examines the co-relationship between the meta-function of negation and communicative purpose of each register. There have been few quantitative studies of Korean negation even though many studies have been performed from the perspective of syntax and semantics. This study analyses Korean negation forms in the level of clause unit and examines the function of negation according to registers. The results are summarized as follows: 1) The proportion of Korean negation is realized as the order of spoken corpus>written corpus>productive reviews. 2) ‘An’ negations are much more frequently used in all registers than ‘mos’ negation. 3) There seems to be strong correlation between the frequencies of negation types and communicative functions of registers.

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