본문 바로가기
  • Home

On the Modal Meanings and Grammaticalization of ‘-Eoji-’

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2021, 73(), pp.1-29
  • DOI : 10.19033/sks.2021.09.73.1
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : May 11, 2021
  • Accepted : September 15, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

LAN CUI 1

1전남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to delineate ‘-eoji-’ as a modal marker which expresses the meaning of certainty. The previous discussions assert that the modal meanings of ‘-eoji-’ are “overcoming difficulty”, “part of a larger process”, “unintentionality and ability” and “change”, but these discussions have some limitations. In order to supplement existing discussions, this paper proposes the modal meaning of “certainty”. To elaborate, ‘-eoji-’ indicates “certainty” through three semantic areas, which are themselves [certainty], [recognition/inference] and [awareness]. In this regard, this paper explains the process of the grammaticalization of ‘-eoji-’, as well as its acquisition of modal meanings, through both the basis of the metonymic-metaphorical model and through reanalysis.

Citation status

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