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Speech Act, Evidentiality, and Implicature in the Korean Topic-Construction

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Speech Act, Evidentiality, and Implicature in the Korean Topic-Construction

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dc.contributor.author Son, Jung Sun
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-17T00:57:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-17T00:57:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/5191
dc.description.abstract Is it possible to map pragmatic or discourse-oriented features onto the syntax level? The Korean topic marker -(n)un has a contrastive reading that induces conventional implicature, and is closely associated with a modal morpheme that can be regarded as a kind of agreement with evidentials. This paper attempts to represent such pragmatic features (implicature and evidentiality) as being involved in the topic-construction at the syntax level. To accomplish this, the paper introduces a Speech Act Projection (SAP), whose head encodes illocutionary force, and an Evidentiality Projection (EvidP), which is headed by a modal morpheme or evidential marker. The conventional implicature is mapped by means of the adjunction of a null operator to the EvidP. Finally, this operator movement provides evidence for the unavailability of the marker -(n)un in some clausal types. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject speech act theory en_US
dc.subject discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject pragmatics en_US
dc.subject Korean language en_US
dc.subject topic constructions en_US
dc.title Speech Act, Evidentiality, and Implicature in the Korean Topic-Construction en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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