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November 2020. pp. 417-432
Comparative Properties of Zero Anaphora between Tagalog and Korean. This paper comparatively examines the distribution and interpretation of the zero anaphora in Tagalog and Korean in terms of typological perspective. This fact is achieved by drawing a comprehensive account. The two restrictions, speech acts participant (SAP)s and topicality in both languages, are touched upon with the corresponding examples. For SAPs in the interrogative, imperative, exhortative, (and promissive) mood, the overt pronouns’ reference can be categorized within the discourse deixis rather than within the discourse anaphora. In those constructions, the overt pronouns in Tagalog are considered. The overt discourse deixis, the overt pronouns, and optional zero anaphors in Korean are also considered the discourse overt or zero deixis. Another example discussed in terms of topicality in two languages is the discourse anaphoric or zero expression. For topicality, the topical reference is favored by the overt pronoun, while the non-topical one is preferred by the zero anaphora in Tagalog. In contrast, the zero anaphora takes preference over the overt pronoun in referring to the topical referent, while the zero anaphora and the overt pronoun are optional. However the overt pronoun is more preferred in referring to the non-topical referent in Korean.
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  • Publisher :The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국현대언어학회
  • Journal Title :The Journal of Studies in Language
  • Journal Title(Ko) :언어연구
  • Volume : 36
  • No :3
  • Pages :417-432