A Pragmatic and Sociolinguistic Perspective to Subject Expression in Spoken Korean: With Focus on First and Second Person
The current thesis examines pragmatic effects of first and second person subjects that are overtly expressed in spoken Korean. While much literature has focused on the syntactic mechanism of subject omission in Korean as a pro-drop language, relatively little attention has been given to what conditions subjects to be not omitted but overtly expressed. In this study, I focus on pragmatic and sociolinguistic interpretation of subjects that are overtly expressed, specifically first and second...[Show more]
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