2. Pragmatic understanding of the interaction between person reference and sentence endings in Korean

Project duration:

10 Weeks commencing 22 November 2021

20 hours per week


This project explores how sentence endings (e.g. -e/a, -e/ayo, -pnita, etc.) and person reference in Korean collaboratively form and convey pragmatic meanings in discourse. While most literature on sentence endings focuses on their grammatical descriptions, the project will analyse how speakers make use of such expressions in order to fulfil their discursive purposes as well as employing the most appropriate reference forms for discourse participants.   

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Scholars participating in this project will gain research skills in discourse analysis including data collection and transcription. They will also have an opportunity to learn relevant theories and concepts in pragmatics and discourse analysis so they can develop their own research topics based on the knowledge gained from this project.

Suitable for: 

This project is open to applications from any UQ enrolled students with native or near native level proficiency in Korean and an interest in linguistics and socio-cultural understanding of language.

Number of participants required: 1

Further information: 

Please contact Dr Narah Lee via email