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Korean honorifics: a case study analysis of Korean Speech levels in naturally occurring conversations

Ku, Jeong Yoon

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The Korean honorific system, one of the significant grammatical systems in Korean, indicates the hierarchical social status of participants and plays an essential role in social interaction. For example, the speech levels are forms of sentence final suffixes attached to verbs and adjectives. They can be grammatically organized according to speakers' relationships. Speakers must choose among these verb endings and/or vocabulary items during every interaction. Therefore, the proper use of speech...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12376

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