S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
현대러시아어 相(aspect)의 담화기능 : 배경이론에 대한 再考
Discourse Function of Aspect in Modern Russian: Ground Theory Revisited
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.3, pp. 309-330
- Study of Russian aspect has been mainly concentrated on the “interpretive method" to establish the invariant meanings of aspect at morphosemantic level. This approach, however, is not very helpful to make clear objectively the intuitive cognition that aspect plays a certain role at discourse level. In this respect, the recent approach through Ground Theory made a considerable contribution. In this paper I discuss problems of Ground Theory and try to clarify that aspect and foreground/background are not directly related but indirectly through the fìltering of contextual meanings. For this purpose, I analyse the cases, where there are conflicts between contextual and prototypical meanings, i. e., the imperfective aspect in “terminative" context, the perfective aspect in “durative" and “iterative" contexts.