S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
An Argument for Discontinuous Vp;s in Korean
- O'Grady, William
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.4, pp. 451-460
- This paper is concerned with the nature of the syntactic representations which must be assigned to Korean sentences in which a complement of the verb has been 'fronted' (by 'scrambling'). Drawing on facts about the interpretation of the pronminal element ku, it is suggested that the surface structures of such sentences include a discontinuous VP consisting of the verb and its nonadjacent complement. The implications of this for a configurational theory of grammatical relations are discussed.