S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 41 Number 1/4 (2005)
Some Distributional Differences Between Adjectives and Verbs in Korean: A reply to Yeo
- Choe, Hyon Sook
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.41 No.2, pp. 331-361
- Adjective; Verb; tense/aspect markers; degree adverbs; distributional differences; predicates
- In this paper, I discuss distributional differences between "adjectives" and "verbs" in Korean to show that Korean employs the category Adjective in addition to the category Verb. I first examine three distributional differences between "adjectives" and "verbs," which have been discussed as controversial in Yeo (2004). I then discuss that "adjectives" and "verbs" are in fact distributionally different, and that a suggestion that Korean does not employ the category Adjective may not be viable. During the discussion, I discuss two further distributional differences between adjectives and verbs and the nature of the distributional differences discussed here. Finally, I also discuss some controversial cases from the present perspective.