Korean -kkaci is widely recognized as a scalar focus particle, and there have been studies requiring the presence of propositions alternative to the prejacent. By examining diverse cases exhibiting the uses of the particle, this paper argues that the alternative proposition is not a necessary component in the particle’s meaning. From an argumentative perspective, this paper claims that the particle is employed to present the prejacent as the strongest argument supporting a conclusion explicit or implicit in the context.
2. Previous Research
3. An Argumentative Approach to -Kkaci