S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
A Categorial Analysis of Dyrbal, An Ergative Case - Marking Language
- Kang, Beom-mo
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.2, pp. 199-214
- Dowty's (1982a, b) treatment of grammatical relations in terms of compositional characters of functors(verbs) and arguments (NPs) seem to have problems with respect to case-marking languages such as Korean and Japanese. Particularly, his "Inverse Lexicalization Hypothesis" for the analysis of Dyrbal, an ergative language, is not adequate when we consider various linguistic facts barefully (the pronominal system and conjunction structures in Dyrbal, and some typological considerations, etc.). One version of Montague Grammar developed by Lee (1982) for the treatment of Korean, a case-marking language, works better in the analysis of Dyrbl. So, I argue for the latter system and present a categorial analysis of Dyrbal which does not accept "Inverse Lexicalization Hypothesis" but which treat grammatical processes (e.g., Passive) as category changing rules.