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Case, the EPP and Syntactic Markedness in the Locative Inversion Construction of English

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Authors
Cho, Sungeun; Park, Myung-Kwan
Issue Date
2004
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.40 No.2, pp. 429-450
Keywords
caseEPPlocative inversionsyntactic markednessAgree operation
Abstract
Focusing on locative inversion, this paper explores data which have the same propositional meaning but show differences in non-propositional ways. A particular concern of this study is the correlation between the presence (or absence) of movement and interpretation. We propose that a movement operation can change the information structure of the moved element, advancing these following key points: (i) We have to allow for EPP-wise strong and weak marking of Nominative NPs and argument PPs when Agree applies. (ii) EPP-wise strong and weak marking of the Goal in the course of Agree operation yields different interpretations in the interpretive component. (i ii) In particular, strong Nominative Case-marked NPs which move to Spec of T are interpreted as either old or new information in the interpretive component while the weak ones which stay in their base-generated position are interpreted as new information. (iv) Unlike strong Nominative NPs, strong PPs which move to Spec of T are interpreted as old information in the interpretive component while the weak ones which stay in-situ are interpreted as either old or new information.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86294
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 40 Number 1/4 (2004)
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