S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
國語의 "통사적인" 空範疇에 대하여
On ‘Syntactic’ Empty Categories in Korean
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.3, pp. 331-384
- This paper assumes that Korean has two types of empty category (=EC); one is of ‘syntactic’ EC, and the other of ‘stylistic’ EC. The content of the former category is syntactically determined by its antecedent or the predicate, and that of the latter is stylistically defined by the preceding context. This distinction is not crucial, but serves to restrict the scope of our discussion. According to the LF interpretation in the spirit of Huang (1984) which postulates a zero topic (or operator) binding EC in discourse-related deficient sentences, these two types of EC could be qualified as of the same nature. This means that Huang’s solution can be extended to cover the instances of ‘intentional’ EC that occurs in relation to the speaker’s presupposition at the moment of utterance.