S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.14 (1985) (인문논총)
한국말의 구조의미론을 위한 서설 : An Introduction to the Structural Lexical Semantics of Korean
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 인문대학 인문과학연구소
- 인문논총, Vol.14, pp. 235-257
- According to Pottier, Greimas and Coseriu, lexical meaning can be analyzed into sememes. Sememes are the units which correspond to the distinctive features in phonology. The methods by which we analyze the meanings of lexemes are approximately the same as the ones by which we analyze phonemes. We adopt the approach from the functional-structural point of view in semantics. Many scholars think that the methods mentioned above can be applied to the study of lexical meaning. However, we cannot but be confronted with difficult problems which cannot be overlooked. Namely, the number of units to be studied in lexematics is enormous while the number of units in phonology and grammar is much limited. Thus, one cannot but decrease the number of units to be dealt with. On has to exclude the units that cannot be structuralizable from the object of study. Eugenio Coseriu presents a criterion by which the units are excluded from consideration: terminology, metalanguage, repeated discourse
are to be excluded.