Introducing Judge of Evaluation for the Analysis of Subjective Adjectival Predicates, Modals, and Evidentials in Korean

기준 판단자의 도입과 주관성 형용사, 양상, 증거성

  • Received : 2015.06.03
  • Accepted : 2015.06.15
  • Published : 2015.06.30


Within the field of Korean linguistics, it has been observed that subjective adjectival predicate constructions are characteristic of imposing 'coreference constraint' on the higher and lower subjects, while evidential -te- constructions imposing 'non-coreference constraint' on them. I interpret these constraints as dependency constraints between higher and lower judge-sensitive semantic predicates, and investigate the interactions among subjective adjectival predicates, evidential -te-, and modal -keyss- in Korean. The paper ultimately argues for the necessity to add a new indexical element, the judge of evaluation(Lasersohn 2005, Stephenson 2007), to the traditional set of indices that were confined to the world and the time.