Conjunctive -ina 'or'

연접적 ′이나′

  • Published : 2000.12.01


In this paper we present a unified account for -ina a Korean particle which displays a few unexpected differences from English, or despite the fact that they are in a virtual counterpart relation in coordination between the two languages We first reach an empirical generalization that -ina use mostly in a disjunctive coordination is construed conjunctively in a generic sentence. Then we conclude that the various use of -ina can be naturally accounted for by modifying the notion of 'second-best set' in the existing work of K Lee(1993).(Kyung Hee University)