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Title:Some Interactions of Grammar and Pragmatics in Korean
Author(s):Cho, Euiyon C.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Morgan, Jerry
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:By now it has become clear among linguists that there are various kinds of correlations between syntactic form and pragmatics. But the fact that there are interactions between grammar and pragmatics cannot be taken as prima facie evidence for the position that pragmatics is part of grammar or that grammar is part of pragmatics. This study, rather, argues for a position which keeps pragmatic features strictly out of grammar and gives functional explanations of linguistic forms in pragmatic terms. This position is referred to as a 'Modular Account of Language' in the present study.
The modular account of language assumes that (1) knowledge of language is distinct from knowledge about the use of language, and that (2) the two independent systems, grammar and pragmatics, are connected to each other.
To provide evidence for the modular account of language, I present theoretical arguments and reanalyze three areas of grammar-and-pragmatics interactional phenomena in Korean; sense adjective verb constructions, subject honorification, and periphrastic causative constructions. In each case it will be shown that both formal and functional accounts of them given under the modular account of language is superior to the accounts under the framework mixing grammar and pragmatics.
Issue Date:1988
Description:265 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8823102
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1988

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