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Relevance of Grammar and Pragmatics to the Relevancy Condition

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Authors
Kim, Min-Joo
Issue Date
2008
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.44 No.1, pp. 95-120
Keywords
internally-headed relative clausesthe relevancy conditiongrammatical sub-conditionpragmatic sub-conditionlexical aspectgrammatical aspectentity-central IHRCsevent-central IHRCsevent subordination
Abstract
This article claims that what is referred to as the Relevancy Condition on Korean Internally Headed Relative Clauses (IHRC) (Kuroda 1976-77, Y-B Kim 2002) consists of both grammatical and pragmatic sub-conditions, which respectively make the embedded clause related to the embedding clause via a grammatical mediator and bear a circumstantial, a causal, or a concessive relation to it. I show, however, that while the grammatical condition has to be met by every IHRC, the pragmatic condition need not be, contra the prevailing assumption. Based on this observation, I classify IHRCs into two types: the entity-central type and the event-central type. In addition, I take up the fundamental question yet to be answered, namely why such a condition holds for the IHRC construction to begin with.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86431
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 44 Number 1/2 (2008)
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