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대한언어학회

27 권 1 호 ( 2019 년 3 월)

Adjectives in Korean are NOT

YoungSik Choi (Soonchunhyang University)

Pages : 122-141

DOI : https://doi.org/10.24303/lakdoi.2019.27.1.122

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Abstract

Choi, YoungSik. (2019). Adjectives in Korean are NOT. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal 27(1), 122-141. I argue that putative adjectives in Korean do not form a separate syntactic category but fall into the category of verbs. I critically review the arguments for the adjectives in Korean as a separate syntactic category, and present various arguments against them. I further go on to argue that putative adjectives in prenominal position are not attributive adjectives, but actually verbs, forming a relative clause and thus behaving as predicatives. It will be shown that the various interpretations of putative adjectives in Korean in the prenominal position follow from the present proposal.

Keywords

# adjective # verb # negation # relative # prenominal

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