S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
Referential Indices as Syntactic Features : Anaphoric Agreement in Gpsg
- Park, Byung-Soo
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.4, pp. 435-449
- This paper attempts to provide a GPSG account for anaphoric agreement in English, a phenomenon which used to be dealt with by pronominalization rules in classical transformational grammar. A new feature INDEX is proposed. It is a category-valued FOOT feature obeying the Foot Feature Principle. Grammatical agreement between pronouns and their antecedents is seen as a consequence of the distribution of the feature INDEX in local trees. The distribution is regulated by the interactions of the Foot Feature Principle and a slightly extended version of the Control Agreement Principle together with relevant Immediate Dominance Rules. Two particular assumptions need to be made for this account: direct (or indirect) objects control that-clause or when-clause complements and sentence-initial adverbial clauses are taken to be topicalized.