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Extended Focus: Korean Delimiter man

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Authors
Choe Jae-Woong
Issue Date
2002
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.38 No.4, pp. 1131-1149
Keywords
Korean delimiter manfocusextended focusfocus markerscope markerambiguity
Abstract
The issue we address in this paper is whether the Korean exclusive particle man is a focus marker or a scope marker. We start from the wellknown assumption that it is a focus marker, but also note that there are some cases where man seems to function as a scope marker. An in-depth analysis of some key sentences is provided, with a particular attention to ways to sort out native speakers' intuition. It is concluded that the analysis of man as a focus marker can be extended to accommodate some cases of its apparent role as a scope marker, especially coupled with the idea of 'extended' focus. It is further argued that this conclusion is also confirmed by diverse cases of man-related ambiguity reported in Choe (1996).
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/90757
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 38 Number 1/4 (2002)
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