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The Deterministic Prosody of Indeterminates

By Jiwon Yun


Korean has so-called indeterminate words (cf. Kuroda 1965) that can be used as either interrogatives or indefinites depending on the context. For instance, the indeterminate word nwukwu is ambiguous between an interrogative reading ‘who ’ and an indefinite reading ‘someone’. Thus the sentence in (1) has three different interpretations: i) an assertion with an indefinite, ii) a yes-no questio

Year: 2013
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