S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 12 Number 1/2 (1976)
Relational Grammar and Korean Syntax : So-called ‘double-subject’ and ‘double-object’ constructions revisited
- Masayoshi, Shibatani
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.12 No.2, pp. 241-251
- In constructing a viable theory of universal grammar, it is becoming increasingly clear that grammatical relations such as subject and direct object must be considered as theoretical primitives and that they play a central role in the formulation of syntactic rules and constraints_ This position, recently advocated by the proponents of a syntactic theory known as relational grammar, is motivated in part by the facts such as: l) Chomsky's derivative definitions of 'subject-of' and 'object-of' may not be applicable universally, 2)the universal properties of certain syntactic processes cannot be adequately captured unless alternations in grammatical relations that accompany transformations are properly expres'
sed, and 3) a series of universal constraints on syntactic rules can be stated in terms of possible alternations of grammatical relations.