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Grammaticalized Sentence Ender -KEY.

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Item Summary Kim, Na Young 2019-05-28T19:48:33Z 2019-05-28T19:48:33Z 2018-08
dc.subject Korean
dc.subject grammaticalization
dc.subject sentence ender
dc.subject -key
dc.title Grammaticalized Sentence Ender -KEY.
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department East Asian Lang & Lit-Korean
dcterms.abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to demonstrate the path of the development of the Korean sentence ender -key from a conjunctive ender based on the theory of grammaticalization. It provides a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the sentence ender -key. In contemporary colloquial Korean, connective enders, which were originally used as non sentence enders to connect words, clauses, and sentences, are frequently used as sentence enders. The sentence ender -key was once the adverbializer -key and used as a conjunctive ender. The sentence ender -key has two basic functions: intentional and conjectural. In its development as an intentional sentence ender, conjunctive -key began to take the place of the adverbializer -i, expanding its range of use, and becoming a conjunctive ender. It then became a sentence ender through inversion or omission. The meaning and function changed as well. The conjunctive ender -key’s meaning is related to purpose or result; as a sentence ender it retains the purpose/result meaning and it has gained a meaning of intention. Pragmatically, -key functions to indicate worry, criticism, or teasing. In other words, in its grammaticalization, it has gained subjective meaning. The development of the sentence ender -key with the conjectural meaning followed a different path. It comes from the conjunctive ender -kiey. In colloquial Modern Korean, the conjunctive ender - killay took the place of -kiey in interrogative sentences. The conjunctive ender -kiey, losing its place as an interrogative form, was abbreviated to -key. Thus, the uses of -key and -kiey layered, and the form -key gained the conjectural function.
dcterms.description Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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