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A Study on Pragmatic Meaning of Intention Expressions of ‘-gess-’ and ‘-eulgeosi-’

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2020, 68(), pp.187-211
  • DOI : 10.19033/sks.2020.6.68.187
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : April 30, 2020
  • Accepted : June 17, 2020
  • Published : June 30, 2020

GUO NING 1

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to prove that the meaning difference between intention expressions ‘-gess-’ and ‘-eulgeosi-’ is revealed not only in relation of the scene of utterance but also in consideration of the listeners. To prove this point, this study divided the context of the speaker‘s intention into two categories: ‘In case of accepting or rejecting the listener’s intention’ and ‘In case of listener’s intention is not specified’, and look through the aspect of use in each case. This study finds that ‘-gess-’ is often used when the speaker accepts the listener’s request or receive permission from the listener for his intention, while ‘-eulgeosi-’ is used more frequently when the speaker rejects the listener’s request or does not care about the intention of the listener. And if the speaker determines that the listener has a neutral attitude toward his or her intentions, then the use of ‘-gess-’ and ‘-eulgeosi-’ will be decided by relation of the scene of utterance rather than consideration of the listener.

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