S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 43 Number 1/2 (2007)
Condistributive Interpretations in Korean
- Kwak, Eun-Joo
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.43 No.2, pp. 265-287
- distributivity; codistributivity; plural; event; event structure; predicate categories; granularity
- In this study, I have focused on codistributivity, i.e., distributivity between two plural terms, in Korean and argued that Korean shows different distributive preferences with respect to predicate categories. In order to account for the distinct preferences, I have critically reviewed three current theories about codistributivity and concluded that Brisson (2003) is the most promising. To deal with diverse distributive readings, I have recast Brisson's idea in the framework of a multi-layered event structure as discussed by Bach (1986) and Link (1987), and proposed the Economy Principle on the event structure.