본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Stydy on Prosodic Realization of Focuses in Korean

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2017, 58(), pp.57-88
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : December 30, 2017

Kim MinGook 1 Ha, Youngwoo 2

1연세대학교
2한국과학기술원

Accredited

ABSTRACT

58. This study aims to examine prosodic realization, declination of pitch, of focuses which are marked by un/nun and i/ka and to find correlation between focus markers with prosody, which are major means of focus expression. Discussion of this article is summarized as follows. First, when focuses are marked by focus marker, focuses always involve prosodic prominence regardless of focus type. This result demonstrates that prosodic prominence can distinguish different type of focuses by cooperation of focus markers which co-occur with it. Second, but prosodic prominence has distinctive function when different type of focuses which can not be expressed by paradigmatic focus marker un/nun or syntagmatic focus marker i/ka appear. Thus, prosodic prominence has expressive function and distinctive function. Third, context which be able to differentiate type of focus has no effect on prosodic realization of focuses. In other words, prosodic prominence obligatorily appears when focuses are marked. Finally, prosodic realization of focuses can usually be characterized by absolute pitch level. However, occasionally readjustment of relative pitch level and length are important to observe prosodic realization of focuses. So, we need to develop various method of observing prosodic realization of focuses.

Citation status

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