S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 38 Number 1/4 (2002)
한국어의 중간 자동사 구문과 중간 수동 구문에 관한 연구
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.38 No.1, pp. 211-239
- middle passive construction; middle intransitive construction; demonstrative; topic marker; genericity; facility adverb; stative verb
- In this paper, we have discussed there are middle intransitive and middle passive constructions in Korean, which is equivalent to the properties of English middle constructions. Applying the test for English middle constructions to Korean, we observed the following results: first, Korean does have the middle intransitive and middle passive constructions; second, the subjects of the middle constructions are patients, and usually take demonstratives and the. topic marker un/nun; third, those middle constructions imply the existence of generic agents and need the support of facility adverb and CAN; fourth, middle intransitive verbs and middle passive verbs are stative verbs, describing the generic properties of the subjects, and are made out of DO-verb and CAUSE-verb, describing the generic properties of the patient.