S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 25 Number 1/4 (1989)
“Specifier-Binding”, Donkey Anaphora and Enu..Na Construction in Korean
- Kang, Myung-Yoon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.25 No.2, pp. 309-327
- The so-called "donkey sentences" and what Reinhart (1987) called "Specifier Binding" constructions, have been traditionally treated in totally different frameworks. In this paper, citing Korean data, we argue that these two types of constructions must be dealt with in the one and the same' perspective. It will also be shown that our viewing them in one homegeneous perspective becomes possible when we adopt Haik's Indirect Binding framework, which makes possible interesting comparisons between English and Korean donkey sentences. It will also be argued that in English "Specifier Binding" constructions, the spec-head agreement within the NP is important. The most important claim of this paper is that the scope facts must be included in discussing the semantics of donkey sentences and our extented Indirect Binding allows this. It will be stressed that the cross-linguistic variation between English and Korean donkey sentences also involved this scope facts.