본문 바로가기
  • Home

Context and Information Based Review on The Anaphoric Expressions with Exempt Anaphor and Definite NP

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2017, 58(), pp.1-29
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : December 30, 2017

Kim, Kwanghee 1

1광양보건대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the non-syntactic anaphora represented by 'exempt anaphor' and to find out the relationship between this exempt anaphor construction and the attributes of anaphora by using the analysis of non–syntactic factors such as discourse context or information structure analysis. Through this approach we examine how to expand of coverage of anaphoric phenomena and diversify semantic analysis methodologies. And we try to find out how to maintain the referential identity between the anaphor and its antecedent in the non-syntactic anaphor expression, and also examine how the coherence of the text persists. This article differs from the existing studies in terms of research subjects and application methods. First, we will extend the scope of the discussion from the exempt anaphor to the definite noun phrase which reveals the anaphoric property. At this time, we want to examine the ontological validity of some noun phrases that have been treated as associative anaphor. Second, we try to expand the methodology as a method of describing anaphoric phenomenon, by analyzing context and information status and pointing out speaker’s point of view. In this paper, we have found that there are four types of the definite noun phrase([NP adn+NP]) and they are similar to anaphora functionally. Based on the differences in the information status of these noun phrases, we have shown the semantic and pragmatic differences between these types. For some noun phrases that are specially categorized as associative anaphor, we suggest that the givenness of information should be distinguished from other categories because it has the givenness feature indirectly unlike other categories. Finally, the type that can function as a pronoun in Korean is limited to the single pronoun, and the complex pronoun as 'Adnominals+Dependent Noun'. And we suggest that the 'Adnominals+Common Noun' and 'Ø+Common Noun' should be excluded from pronominal category and treated as definite NP.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.