Edited by Kunio Nishiyama, Hideki Kishimoto and Edith Aldridge
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 250] 2018
► pp. 125–138
Chapter 6. On the distribution of the discourse particles -yo in Korean and -ne in Japanese
The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary comparative study of the discourse particles -yo in Korean and -ne in Japanese, both of which show up fairly ubiquitously in sentence-medial positions. They appear to have very similar distributions, but a closer look at them reveals that they are systematically different. Elaborating on Yim and Dobashi’s (2015, 2016) prosodic analysis of -yo in Korean, we give a novel account of the distributional differences between -yo and -ne. We propose that -yo and -ne are attached to a phonological phrase and a prosodic word, respectively, in the course of syntax-phonology mapping that proceeds derivationally, and that they are realized as intonational phrases as a result of this derivational procedure.