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Notes on East Asian Argument Ellipsis

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Authors
Saito, Mamoru
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.43 No.2, pp. 203-227
Keywords
argument ellipsispro-dropcase licensingLF reconstruction
Abstract
This paper presents further supporting evidence for argument ellipsis in East Asian languages, and explores its theoretical consequences. It is demonstrated in the first part that argument ellipsis is attested in a wide range of phenomena. This discussion leads to the examination of the precise characteristics of argument ellipsis. Then, adopting Oku's (1998) LF copying analysis, the paper shows that DP argument ellipsis is possible only in languages without obligatory agreement. Finally, it is suggested that the same LF copying mechanism is responsible for radical pro-drop. The paper, thus, relates three major properties of East Asian languages; argument ellipsis, radical pro-drop, and the absence of overt agreement
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86422
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 43 Number 1/2 (2007)
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