S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 20 Number 1/4 (1984)
한국어 관계절의 회생대명사에 대하여
On the Resumptive Pronouns in Korean Relative Clauses
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.20 No.1, pp. 51-59
- After a brief discussion on possible analyses of the derìvation of the Korean relative clause, I have suggested that the zero pronoun hypothesis is the most adequate one on the basis of some characteristics of non-configurational languages.
Having defined Korean resumptive pronouns to be bound by the head noun, I have attempted to show where the resumptive pronouns appear. ln the embedded sentence of the relative clause, they appear in positions such as subject and object but they do not appear in the noun positions followed by the postpositions. However, in the main relative clause, they seem to appear on1y in the noun positions followed by some postpositions.
It is also investigated that whereas in English a choice of the gap or the resumptive pronoun may result in difference in interpretation, in Korean the zero pronoun or the resumptive pronoun does not result in any difference in meaning.