S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 39 Number 1/4 (2003)
Une Classe de Verbes Transitifs en Coreén: Verbes de Contact-Corporel
- Gohsran, Chung
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.39 No.1, pp. 39-68
- lexicon-grammar; restructuration; double accusative construction; appropriate nouns; metonymic reduction; inalienable relation; separability
- The class of corporal-contact verbs (Vee) is a set of verbs which designate an action of "corporal" contact between two humans or between an human and an object. Constructions of Vcc have an human subject and, for direct abject, a noun phrase (NP) of type Na-gen Nb where Nb denotes a body-part (Nbp) or an abject-part (Nop). The specific combination between this type of NP and the Vee trigers a restructuration that relates this sentence ta another sentence containing a double accusative sequence. We can syntactically distinguish Vee from all other superficially identical transitive verbs through different factors related ta the restructuration (inalienable relation between the two elements of NP, their separability, their metonymic relation, appropriation between Nbp/Nop and verb, variation of postpositions between -lui and -10) and also through different criteria related to the interpretation of corporal-contact (insertion of the adverbial sequence denoting a duration, prohibition of the contrastive sentence).