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Title:Voicing and tensification in Korean: A multi-face approach
Author(s):Kim, Hyoung Youb
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kim, Chin-Woo
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to present a more satisfactory explanation for several morphologically and syntactically conditioned phonological phenomena, in particular, voicing and tensification in Korean. I will propose a multi-face model which enables these phonological phenomena to be accounted for on the basis of their interaction with morpho-syntactic structures.
Chapter I provides the basic phonological background against which this study will be done. Apparent exceptions to rules of voicing and tensification will be noted.
Chapter II gives a critical review of the past studies done on voicing and tensification in Korean. Inadequacies in these studies gives justification for the present study.
Chapter III proposes a multi-face model as a theoretical framework for this study. This model integrates interactions between phonology and syntax, and between morphology and syntax as well as interactions between phonology and morphology for a satisfactory analysis of the phonological phenomena in question.
Chapter IV deals with analysis and description of voicing in Korean within the multi-face model. First, I show that complex verbs ending with -i or -ha belong to the noun incorporated forms. Second, I show that compounds ending with -ki should be analyzed differently from those ending with -i in that compounds ending with -ki should be regarded as phrases rather than words.
Chapter V deals with analysis and description of tensification in Korean within the multi-face model. First, I argue that exceptional voicing in a noun compound can be explained by analyzing the compound as a syntactic phrase. Second, I treat tensification in the initial obstruent of the head noun in relative clauses after the prospective modifier -(u)1. Third, I argue that some deverbal compounds should be dealt with differently because they have tensification which does not occur within the deverbal compounds.
Chapter VI is discussed some theoretical implications of the results of this study by way of the conclusion.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Kim, Hyoung Youb
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114295
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114295

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