S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 45 Number 1/2 (2009)
Right Node Raising as Conjunction Reduction Fed by Linearization
- Park, Myung-Kwan
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.45 No.2, pp. 179-202
- right node raising; linearization; conjunction reduction; ATB movement; deletion/ellipsis; multi-dominance; inflection; scope of negation; constituenthood
- This paper argues that right node raising (RNR) in Korean is a process of conjunction reduction (CR) fed by linearization. Two full conjunct clauses start to complete structure-building, their respective left-edge elements then undergo linearization, and finally they, containing the copy-trace-like elements left by linearization of the left-edge elements, are conjoined together in syntax by means of CR. In the meantime we will point out problems with the existing analyses of RNR in Korean and also discuss the advantages of the proposed analysis with respect to peculiar phenomena of RNR such as verbal inflection, negation-NPI/QP interaction and (non-)constituenthood.