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Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse, by EunHee Lee, part of Saffron Korean Linguistics Series, argues for a discourse-based treatment of temporal and aspectual categories in Korean through quantitative analysis of corpus data, providing analysis using a dynamic semantic tool, Discourse Representation Theory (Kamp and Reyle, 1993; van Eijck and Kamp, 1997).

The book represents the first formal discourse-level analysis of the Korean tense and aspect system and makes a valuable contribution not only to the study of Korean linguistics but also to the general linguistics of temporal semantics. In addition to her analysis of tense and aspect, Dr Lee also examines the current research methods of dynamic semantics and the contemporary issues at the forefront of natural language semantics.

About the Author

Dr EunHee Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Her main research area is natural language semantics, with a special focus on temporal semantics in narratives. She obtained her PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She has published articles in major linguistics journals, including Journal of Semantics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Linguistics, and Journal of East Asian Linguistics. She previously taught at Indiana University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Note 7
Preface 9
Abbreviations 10
Chapter One | Introduction 11
Chapter Two | Dynamic Analysis of Tense and Aspect 15
2.1 Traditional Truth-conditional Analyses of Tense and Their Problems 15
2.2 Dynamic Semantic Approach to Tense and Aspect 22
2.2.1 Motivations for Dynamic Approach 22
2.2.2 Discourse Representation Theory 24
Chapter Three | Overview of the Korean Tense and Aspect System 35
3.1 Lexical Aspect 37
3.2 Grammatical Aspect 44
3.2.1 The Imperfective Forms 44
3.2.2 The Perfective Forms 48 3.3 Tense 50
3.3.1 The Past Forms 50
3.3.2 The Non-past Forms 53
Chapter Four | The Past Forms -ess and -essess in Korean 57
4.1 Interpretation of -ess and -essess Sentences 57
4.1.1 Multiple Interpretations of -ess 57
4.1.2 Interpretation of -essess Sentences and the Difference between -ess and -essess 61
4.2 An Analysis of Narrative Discourse 67
4.2.1 Narrative Progression with -ess 56
4.2.2 Flashback Effect with -essess 72
Chapter Five | The Imperfective Forms -e ka and -e o in Korean 81
5.1 Interpretation of -eka and -e o Sentences 82
5.2 An Analysis of Narrative Discourse 85
5.2.1 Temporal Inclusion with -e o 86
5.2.2 Narrative Progression with -e ka 93
Chapter Six | The Perfective Forms -e noh and -e twu in Korean 101
6.1 Interpretation of -e noh and -e twu Sentences 101
6.2 An Analysis of Narrative Discourse 106
6.2.1 Narrative Progression with -e noh 106
6.2.2 Temporal Inclusion with -e twu 114
Chapter Seven | Conclusion 123
Appendix: Operational Tests for Lexical Aspect 125
Bibliography 127
Index 133

 

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Publisher, Year and Edition     London: Saffron Books, 2014, First Edition
ISBN-13 / ISBN-10     9781872843438/1872843433
Series     Saffron Korean Linguistics Series | ISSN 1740-2956, Jaehoon Yeon and Jae Jung Song, eds
Pages     135
Binding and Size h x w mm     Soft cover, 210mm(h)x148mm(w)
Spine     9mm
Shipping Weight [grams]     400
Product no.: 9781872843438/1740-2956

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Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse, by EunHee Lee, part of Saffron Korean Linguistics Series, argues for a discourse-based treatment of temporal and aspectual categories in Korean through quantitative analysis of corpus data, providing analysis using a dynamic semantic tool, Discourse Representation Theory (Kamp and Reyle, 1993; van Eijck and Kamp, 1997).

The book represents the first formal discourse-level analysis of the Korean tense and aspect system and makes a valuable contribution not only to the study of Korean linguistics but also to the general linguistics of temporal semantics. In addition to her analysis of tense and aspect, Dr Lee also examines the current research methods of dynamic semantics and the contemporary issues at the forefront of natural language semantics.

 

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Dimensions 9 x 148 x 210 mm
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