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The Dual Nature of N-pakkey

Title
The Dual Nature of N-pakkey
Author
황주현
Keywords
only; NPI; licensing contexts; scalarity; non-PI; contrastive interpretation; topic marker; additive particle
Issue Date
2018-04
Publisher
한국중원언어학회
Citation
언어학 연구, No. 47, Page. 101-123
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to question the properties of N-pakkey ‘only N’ in Korean as an NPI. In order to accomplish this research purpose, this paper revisits the licensing properties of N-pakkey, which do not belong to those of typical NPIs. This paper argues that the status of N-pakkey as an NPI is not definitive unlike other types of NPIs in Korean (cf. Chung, 1993; Yeom, 2015) and suggests that the NPI status of N-pakkey is not conclusive but rather in the transitional status between an NPI and a non-PI. In terms of licensing, N-pakkey occurs in more restricted antiveridical contexts as an NPI, whereas N-pakkey also occurs in affirmatives as a non-PI. This paper argues that the apparent non-PI status of N-pakkey is pragmatically determined when the interpretation of N-pakkey introduces a pragmatically possible alternative set in discourse, which leads to a contrastive interpretation of N-pakkey (Lee, 1999, 2003, 2006). This idea is supported by the fact that the topic marker -nun or the additive particle -to ‘even’ allows N-pakkey to appear in affirmatives.
URI
http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/NODE07421403http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/105449
ISSN
1975-8251
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