A Transferentive Connective Marker -etaka in Korean: perspectives of grammaticalilzation and pragmatics

Sunhee Yae


This paper aims to address the developmental path of functions and semantics of a connective marker -etaka in Korean from perspectives of grammaticalization and pragmatics. The source of -etaka is a defective verb takuta. The non-finite marker -e connects a verb and taka. The connective marker -etaka designates transferentives, enumeration, emphasis, causality, and condition. This paper focuses on transferentives, emphasis, and condition of -etaka. -Etaka has developed into a postposition, directly attached to a preceding verb. Therefore, its path of grammatical evolution is [lexical verb > functional category > affix]. The mechanism of FFV (Focus Frame of Variation) will illustrate its transferentives, based on the contact or separation between TR (Trajector) and LM (Landmark). It is argued that developmental path from transferentives to hypothetical condition goes toward the increase of subjectification. This paper also argues that the directionality into an attitude stance-marker -etakanun proceeds towards a domain of discourse from a domain of text.


Cite as: Yae, S. (2017) A Transferentive Connective Marker -etaka in Korean: perspectives of grammaticalilzation and pragmatics. Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 174-175.


@inproceedings{Yae2017,
  author={Sunhee Yae},
  title={A Transferentive Connective Marker -etaka in Korean: perspectives of grammaticalilzation and pragmatics},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue},
  pages={174--175}
}