S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 31 Number 1/4 (1995)
Intransitive Resultative Constructions and Fake Objects
- Lee, Chang-Su
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.31 No. pp. 657-686
- An unergative verb takes a fake object in resultative use though it cannot in non-resultative use. This paper proposes that a fake object is an internal argument of the main verb. To explain the fact that a fake object atisfies Case Filter, we reinterpret Burzio's Generalization. This leads us, against Chomsky (1995), to argue that [ + assign Accusative Case] is not an intrinsic feature of the verb. Verb's capacity of assigning the Accusative Case crucially relies on whether the verb has an external 8-role to assign. So an unergative verb is always a potential Accusative Case assigner since it takes an external argument. In this paper, we also clarify that the FI Principle forces the appearance of a fake object.