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제 3회 영어학 workshop 공지입니다.


이번 달은 논문 중간 발표가 끝나는 날,

10월 27일 금요일날 오후 4시에 하게 되었습니다.


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제목은 "The pragmatics of the English tough-construction" 입니다.

(아래 abstract가 있습니다.)

Author: Gwang-Yoon Goh

Title of the paper: The pragmatics of the English tough-construction


The goal of this paper is to show that although the tough-subject in the English tough-construction (TC) can be considered “thematic” in that a tough-sentence (TS) can have a certain additional meaning such as “responsibility” assignable to the tough-subject, this additional meaning is not inherent in the TC and can be pragmatically explained.

%09First, the connotation of responsibility cannot be found in many TSs (e.g., Books are easy to locate in this library). Second, the additional meaning can easily be canceled by adding further context (This exam will be difficult to pass — because I did not study for it at all). Third, some tough-type predicates such as worth and take cause no difference in meaning between TSs and their it-analog sentences. Finally, the additional meaning can be pragmatically explained. With a TS, we normally determine the degree of ease/difficulty of the event by comparing the referent of the tough-subject with other comparable individuals in a pragmatically determined “comparison set”. Since, in TSs, the tough-subject alone determines where in the comparison set the event ranks in ease/difficulty, it may be considered fully responsible for the resulting judgment of ease/difficulty.



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