S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 23 Number 1/4 (1987)
Barriers and Relativization
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.23 No.1, pp. 1-37
- This paper examines how Chomsky’ s(1986) theory of barriers is to be refìned, parameterized or modified in order to properly account for relativization phenomena in English and Korean.
It is proposed that Chomsky’s(1986) condition (1) be replaced by (2),an extension of the Minimality Condition.
(1) A CP assigned oblique Case by N is an inherent barrier.
(2) A projection of N that is a barrier for government due to the Minimality
Condition functions as a barrier for the Subjacency Condition. The notion of segment is refìned such that one of the two segments of a category must immediately dominate a trace. It is argued that Chomsky’ s(1986) condition