Subject-Predicate Collocations in East Asia: Focusing on Standard Korean

AUTHOR : Marc Duval
ISBN : 9788952129901
PUBLICATION DATE : December 30 ,2021,
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This areal study inquires into the status of subject-predicate collocations, such as Korean /cam-i tulta/ “sleep-SUBJ enter = get asleep”, in a sample of typologically diverse Asian languages. After presenting diagnostic criteria for compounding and subjecthood in the surveyed languages, it thouroughly investigates Korean SPCs and shows that most diagnostic tests for compounding often prove irrelevant. Focalization tests, applied here to Korean and Mongolian data, seem however to yield cross-linguistically reliable indices to isolate frozen-argument collocations from free sequences. This study also gives insights regarding the “referential strategy routine” illustrated by SPCs, whereby something is predicated of an entity with the medium of an other entity related to the latter, and draws a parallel with the use of numeral classifiers.

Marc Duval

Marc Duval is associate professor of linguistics at Sorbonne University. His research interests include Korean linguistics, linguistic typology (with a focus on modality and lexicology), and dialectology (mostly in the Gallo-Roman context). He has published two monographs on modality from a contrastive and typological perspective, L’interrogation indirecte totale en coréen(2009), and Les marques du scénario modal(2017)

Preface and Acknowledgments
Notes on transliteration
List of abbreviations

① Scope of the study
1. Preliminaries
2. Compounds, noun incorporation, and idiomatic expressions
3. Subjects in idioms and compounds
4. ?Problems related to the recognition of verbal compounds in Korean
② Significance of the study
1. Theoretical implications: Subject properties and behavior
2. ?Descriptive implications: Subject-Predicate Collocations in East Asia
3. Lexicographic applications
③ Organization of this work

Chap. 1 On Subjects, Predicates and Compounds in Asian Languages
① Delimiting the frame: S, P, and C?
1. Predicates: Verbs, adjectives... and nouns?
2. Subjects in Asian languages
3. Loci for subjects in SPC
② Syntactic reversibility in Chinese and SEAn languages
③ Illustration of compound properties in Asian languages
1. Sandhi phenomena and suprasegmental integration in Japanese
2. Morphological and syntactic integration
3. ?Other criteria and the fuzzy distinction between compounds and collocations
Chap. 2 SPC in Standard Korean
① General remarks
1. Subjects in Korean
2. Word-like availability of Subject-Predicate sequences
3. Towards a classification of Korean SPC
② An overview of integration properties
1. Phonological changes
2. Morpho-syntactic integrity
3. Functional hints to wordhood: categorial change
③ Conclusion
Chap. 3 Paradigmatic Choice and the Margins of Syntax
① Introduction: Optional arguments and argument-like adjuncts
1. Some diagnostic tests for Spoken French
2. The notion rection large (wide government)
3. Paradigmatic interpretation
② Delimiter particle insertion in Korean and the argument/adjunct~disjunct opposition
1. Nominal functions
2. Adverbial functions
3. Negative proforms
③ Fake arguments in compounds and collocations
1. Introduction: Classic diagnostic tests for compounding
2. Fake arguments in collocational sequences
3. The syllepsis principle
4. Towards a three-leveled syntax