Quantifications of Frequency adverbs in Korean - cacwu and cakkwu

  • Published : 2008.06.20


Frequency adverbs can be interpreted as an adverb of quantification, and also as a frequentative adverb. These interpretations are related to the frequency adverbs' distributions, and the relation between semantics and syntax of frequency adverbs can be observed more explicitly when they appear with some other expressions in a sentence. Two frequency adverbs in Korean, cacwu and cakkwu, which seem to mean 'often/frequently', will be dealt with. We will specify their syntactic position by their interpretations derived from the relative ordering with other elements.