S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 32 Number 1/4 (1996)
Anaphor or Pronominal?
- Cho, Dong-In
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.32 No.4, pp. 621-636
- This paper examines the Korean caki and the Japanese zibun to determine
whether they are anaphors or pronominals, applying the following
three tests: (i) split antecedence; (ii) strict identity reading under VP ellipsis;
(iii) disjoint reference effect. Interpretation of the plural markers,
Korean tul and Japanese tati indicates that the split antecedence of cakitul
and zibun-tati cannot be attributed to pronominal properties of caki and
zibun, but to the property of the plural morphologies tul and tati,
respectively. Furthermore, the impossibility of a strict identity reading
under VP ellipsis supports the analysis that they are not referential pronouns.
It is also shown that their non-adherence to anti-locality condition
excludes the possibility that they are bound pronouns or referential pronouns,
supporting the claim that they are anaphors.