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Kim, Soung-U (2019) 'The Morphosyntax of Jejuan –ko Clause Linkages.' Language Research, 55 (2). pp. 315-354.

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While clause linkage is a relatively understudied area within Koreanic linguistics, the Korean –ko clause linkage has been studied more extensively. Authors have deemed it interesting since depending on the successive/non-successive interpretation of its events, a –ko clause linkage exhibits all or no properties of what is traditionally known as coordination or subordination. Jejuan –ko clauses may look fairly similar to Korean on the surface, and exhibit a similar lack of semantic specification. This study shows that the traditional, dichotomous coordination-subordination opposition is not applicable to Jejuan –ko clauses. I propose that instead of applying a-priori categories to the exploration of clause linkage in Koreanic varieties, one should apply a multidimensional model that lets patterns emerge in an inductive way.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Koreanic languages, Koreanic linguistics, Jejuan, Jejueo, clause linkage, Ceycwu dialect, Cheju dialect, Korean dialectology, -ko converbs, coordination, subordination, Korean clause linkage, Koreanic clause linkage, Jejuan clause linkage, Jejuan grammar, Jeju Studies, Cheju Studies, Ceycwu Studies
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > Centre of Korean Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISSN: 02544474
Copyright Statement: ⓒ Copyright 2019 Language Education Institute, Seoul National University. This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2019 08:23
Related URLs: https://www.ela ... pid=lr-55-2-315
Funders: Other

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