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A Syntactic Account of the Direct Object Restriction in Chinese

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Authors
Zhang, Niina Ning
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.43 No.1, pp. 53-75
Keywords
resultativedepictivesecondary predicationDirect Object Restriction
Abstract
This paper proposes a syntactic account for the Direct Object Restriction, which states that resultatives must be object-oriented. The restriction is absent in the v-v resultative constructions in Chinese because the head movement from the resultative to the matrix verb extends the control domain, making both the subject and the object of the matrix verb available as an antecedent of the subject of the resultative. By contrast, in the de resultative constructions, as well as the resultative constructions in English, there is no head movement from the resultative to the matrix verb, and thus the subject of the resultative is controlled by only the nearest argument of the matrix verb, i.e., the direct object.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86416
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 43 Number 1/2 (2007)
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