Abstract and Keywords
This article focuses on grammaticalisation in Korean languages. There are two aspects that make the study of grammaticalization in Korean particularly interesting. The Korean language has a rich inventory of particles and endings that await grammaticalization analyses and since the use of Korean was largely restricted to the Korean peninsula without much language contact until about a century ago, grammaticalisation processes in this language were inevitably language-internal changes. This article suggests that grammaticalisation studies in Korean should offer an insight as to the extent of non-contact-induced, language-internal grammaticalisation.
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