S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 31 Number 1/4 (1995)
'존재' There 구문과 '목록' There 구문
Existential There-Sentences and List There-Sentences
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.31 No.1, pp. 43-54
- The purpose of this paper is to investigate the syntactic phenomena of existential there-sentences and list there-sentences within the minimalist framework. We argue that list there-sentences must be distinguished from existential there-sentences has the accusative Case feature while the existential verb be does not. So a postverbal pronoun bearing accusative Case in a list there-sentences is checked off its Case feature by the verb be. Second, the expletive there in a list there-sentences does not bear any feature relevant to definiteness. This assumption while only an indefinite postverbal noun phrase is allowed in existential there-sentences. Finally, the number agreement phenomenon appearing in list there-sentences is accounted for by assuming that the ellipsis of there and be occurs in list there-sentences.