의존명사 ‘둥’/‘듯’ 반복 구성체의 공통점과 차이점
Received: Oct 05, 2021 ; Revised: Mar 16, 2022 ; Accepted: Apr 21, 2022
Published Online: Apr 30, 2022
This study aims to shed light on functional-semantic similarities and differences between repetitive constructions with the bound nouns twung and tus in Korean. It is common to both of them that they express both positive and negative polarities at the same time. However, most past research failed to clearly explain the differences between the repetitive constructions. A few studies have suggested that the repetitive constructions function as epistemic modals. This study intends to solve these problems. Considering the essential meanings of the bound nouns twung and tus and analyzing example sentences, we reach the following conclusions. 1) The repetitive constructions do not function as epistemic modals. This is borne out by the fact that they cannot be used with adverbs such as ama and thullim-epsi, which communicate a speaker’s judgments about the factual status of propositions. 2) Repetitive constructions with twung differ essentially from those with tus in that the former are not always relevant to the situation expressed by the principal clause. 3) Conversely, the latter always indicate situational relevancy.