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Title: Korean Grammatical Constructions
Subtitle: Their form and meaning
Written By: Jaehoon Yeon
URL: http://www.saffronbooks.com/
Series Title: Saffron Korean Linguistics Series

This is the inaugural volume in the Saffron Korean Linguistics Series,
published by Eastern Art Publishing in conjunction with the Centre of
Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London. "Korean Grammatical
Constructions" is a functional-typological analysis of Korean grammatical
constructions in which the grammatical relation, or the case-marking,
alternates. Although there is a great deal of correspondence between
grammatical relations and the morphological marking, the latter sometimes
fail to give a clear indication of grammatical relations, or give
inconsistent indications. The grammatical relations (GR) can be changed by
the operation of GR-changing processes such as causative, passive,
anticausative and possessor-ascension, but the semantic roles remain
unchanged in some constructions. The author has taken into account semantic
(and pragmatic) factors in explaining the morpho-syntactic behaviour of
Korean grammatical constructions. It was shown that differences in
morphological coding features may indicate differences in semantic implication.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Grammatical roles and relations; 3. Double-Nominative
and Dative-Subject Constructions; 4. Causatives, 5. Passives; 6.
Causative-Passive Correlations; 7. Transitivity Alternation and
Neutral-Verbs in Korean; 8. Possessor-Ascension Constructions; 9. Locative
Alternation; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Ordering Information:
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About the Series:

Series Editors: Jaehoon Yeon and Jae Jung Song

The Saffron Korean Linguistics Series is devoted particularly to
functionally and/or typologically orientated research on Korean language
and linguistics.
Volumes in the series, while dealing with specific topics in Korean
language and linguistics, will address broadly defined functional and/or
typological issues and concerns, rather than matters of abstract
theoretical polemics. Theoretical or applied work related to Korean
language will also be considered. The series aims to offer an international
academic forum for the dissemination of the latest research into
Korean linguistics as well as Korean language studies.

The Series Editors welcome manuscripts on any aspect of Korean linguistics
and language study, including Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax,
Semantics, Pragmatics, Typology, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics,
Language Acquisition, Historical Linguistics, and Korean Language Teaching.

Submission enquiries should initially be addressed to Jaehoon Yeon.
Manuscripts or abstracts for book proposals must be submitted
simultaneously to both the Series Editors. Contributors whose native
language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts
read, and revised where warranted, by native speakers.

Jaehoon Yeon
Centre of Korean Studies University of London, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG,
United Kingdom Email: jy1@soas.ac.uk

Jae Jung Song
Linguistics Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Saffron Books (Eastern Art Publishing)
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Korean
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1872843263
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Pages: 231
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