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Kim, Jong-Hyun. 2002. Someone's Speech and Speaker's Thought: The Sentence-Final Particle '-ko' in Korean. Korean Journal of Linguistics, 27-2, 195-228. This paper proposes a view about the pragmatic function of Korean sentence-final particle '-ko,' concentrating on the observation that the sentence-final uses of the particle essentially bring in speaker-oriented modal meanings. The analysis first suggests that speaker subjectivity towards the quotation of propositions is achieved in ways suitable to double-voiced discourse, i.e. speaker's thought and someone's speech. Then it is argued that what is meant by using the particle really reflects the epistemic modification of factuality that traces back to the embedding of 1st-person speaker. Based on the relationship between speaker's thought and someone's speech, it is explained and justified that the speaker's spontaneous intention interacts with the evidential status of second-hand information, and that the speaker narration with evidential responsibility is specified based on the intrinsic properties of the modal interpretations of speaker subjectivity. (Sogang University)