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Paradigm Leveling in American Korean

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Authors
Choi, Hye-Won
Issue Date
2003
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.39 No.1, pp. 183-204
Keywords
American Koreanheritage speakersbilinguallanguage attritionparadigm levelingverb conjugationanalogymorphophonemic alternationpragmatically motivatedspeech level
Abstract
This study examines a simplified version of the Korean language spoken by the Korean-American 'heritage' speakers in America, which is dubbed American Korean (AK) in this paper. This paper focuses on the elimination of morphophonemic alternation, i.e., a case of paradigm leveling, in the conjugation of irregular verbs of Korean It is argued that the morphological change has been triggered by the speakers' sociolinguistically biased exposure to the pragmatic system of speech level marking of Korean and
that as a consequence, the verbs of American Korean have all been re-parsed as free, vowel-final morphemes
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86266
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 39 Number 1/4 (2003)
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