S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 24 Number 1/4 (1988)
'Restructuring' in Korean
- Choe, Hyon Sook
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.24 No.4, pp. 505-538
- The Italian 'restructuring' phenomenon discussed by Rizzi (1982) and others raises an important theoretical problem on the status of categories in configurational structure, which is our main concern in this paper, We have two goals: First, based on Korean data containing a certain class of auxiliary verbs which trigger 'restructuring' in Italian, we show that' restructuring' is universal and should be explained in terms of core grammar(UG). Second, we propose, under the principles-parameters teory of UG, that 'resturcturing' effects are derived from V-to-V transformation we call RR, which is characterized as follows(under an assumption that categories and terminal strings are independent entities so that rules can affect either categories or terminal st rings):(1) RR, which is triggered by a certain class of auxiliary predicates, affects categories. (2) V-to-V RR creats complex minimal/ maximal projections in a certain sense: Minimal or maximal projections within an RR domain do not constitute inherent barriers or induce the Minimality Condition.