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The Syntactic Structures of Korean
A Construction Grammar Perspective

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  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107103757

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  • Covering both core and peripheral phenomena, The Syntactic Structures of Korean is a concrete and precise grammar of the language. Based on the framework of Sign-based Construction Grammar, it provides a grammar of Korean which is computationally implementable and cognitively viable. Remarkably broad, yet in-depth, it is an outstanding analysis of Korean syntax and semantics which will be welcomed by those working in linguistics and the Korean language.

    • Offers a remarkably broad yet in-depth coverage of popular contemporary topics in Korean syntax and semantics
    • Provides a computationally feasible analysis of major syntactic phenomena in Korean
    • Proposes a construction grammar-based account of Korean syntactic structures
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107103757
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Theoretical foundations
    1.1 Derivational vs constraint-based views
    1.2 Linguistic signs and feature structures
    1.3 Constructions and multiple inheritance hierarchy
    1.4 Korean phrase structure grammar
    1.5 Conclusion
    2. Noun phrases
    2.1 Basic properties
    2.2 Basic ordering restrictions
    2.3 Simple NP structures
    2.4 NPs with phrasal determinants
    2.5 Conclusion
    3. Case system
    3.1 Two basic issues
    3.2 Forming case-marked nominal expressions
    3.3 A construction-based case assignment system
    3.4 Complex case phenomena and predictions
    3.5 Case assignments in the auxiliary constructions
    3.6 Case assignments to the non-nominal expression
    3.7 Conclusion
    4. Auxiliary and complex predicate constructions
    4.1 Types of auxiliary verbs and morphosyntactic properties
    4.2 Three possible analyses
    4.3 Syntactic properties of complex predicates
    4.4 A construction-based analysis
    4.5 Conclusion
    5. Gerundive phrases and mixed categories
    5.1 Verbal and nominal properties
    5.2 Derivational analyses
    5.3 Inflectional treatment of the gerundive nominalizers
    5.4 A mixed-category analysis
    5.5 Consequences and further issues
    5.6 Conclusion
    6. Verbal nouns and light verb construction
    6.1 Basic properties
    6.2 On the properties of the light verb
    6.3 On the mixed properties of the verbal nouns
    6.4 Mixed properties within a multiple inheritance system
    6.5 Argument composition and syntactic structures
    6.6 Dissolving variations
    6.7 Conclusion
    7. Serial verb construction
    7.1 Serial verbs and general properties
    7.2 Grammatical properties of the SVCs
    7.3 Types of serial verb constructions
    7.4 A construction-based view
    7.5 Conclusion
    8. Negation and related phenomena
    8.1 Short form and long form negation
    8.2 Reviews on the derivational view
    8.3 Short form negation
    8.4 Long form negation
    8.5 Implications of the analysis
    8.6 Conclusion
    9. Coordination
    9.1 Two main types of nominal and verbal coordination
    9.2 Lexical properties of the coordinators
    9.3 More on the syntactic aspects
    9.4 Symmetric and asymmetric verbal coordination
    9.5 Conclusion
    10. Passive constructions
    10.1 Lexical vs syntactic passive
    10.2 Auxiliary syntactic passive
    10.3 A construction-based analysis
    10.4 Light-verb syntactic passive
    10.5 Inchoative and stative pseudo syntactic passive
    10.6 Conclusion
    11. Wh-questions
    11.1 Dependency between Wh-question and Q-particle
    11.2 Wh-questions and indefiniteness
    11.3 A construction-based analysis
    11.4 Key predictions
    11.5 Conclusion
    12. Topic and focus constructions
    12.1 Topic constructions
    12.2 Encoding focus
    12.3 Focus constructions
    12.4 Conclusion
    13. Relative clause constructions
    13.1 Some key properties
    13.2 Morpho-syntax of Korean relatives
    13.3 Standard relative clauses: externally headed
    13.4 Double relative clauses
    13.5 Internally headed relative clauses
    13.6 Pseudo-relative clauses
    13.7 Concluding remarks
    14. Honorification
    14.1 Basic properties of honorific agreement
    14.2 Honorification in a constraint-based grammar
    14.3 Conclusion.

  • Author

    Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul
    Professor Jong-Bok Kim teaches at the School of English at Kyung Hee University, Seoul. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University, California in 1996 and works on the syntax and semantics of Korean and English. He has published numerous papers and is also co-author of English Syntax: An Introduction (2008), which is used worldwide as an undergraduate and graduate textbook.

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