Nominative/Accusative case alternation in the Korean 'Siph-ta' construction

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/140749
Title:
Nominative/Accusative case alternation in the Korean 'Siph-ta' construction
Author:
Jung, Hyun Kyoung
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/140749
Abstract:
This paper investigates the mechanism for nominative/accusative Case alternations in the siph-ta ‘want-to’ construction in Korean. I argue that the Case alternations in the Korean siph-ta construction are motivated by the peculiar property of siph- that it has dual argument structures and restructuring properties. Specifically, the structural Case on the embedded object is determined by 1) the type of the matrix vP that siph- takes—vP(DO) or vP(BE) - and 2) the presence/absence of the functional category responsible for accusative Case checking, which is selected by the matrix predicate siph-. In so doing, it is demonstrated that the dual argument structure analysis can be extended to account for the same type of Case alternations exhibited by Korean psych-verbs as well as the incompatibility between a nominative object and an embedded psych-verb in the siph-ta construction.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Case alternations; argument structure; restructuring; psych-verbs; Korean; little v
ISSN:
0894-4539

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJung, Hyun Kyoungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T03:11:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T03:11:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/140749-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the mechanism for nominative/accusative Case alternations in the siph-ta ‘want-to’ construction in Korean. I argue that the Case alternations in the Korean siph-ta construction are motivated by the peculiar property of siph- that it has dual argument structures and restructuring properties. Specifically, the structural Case on the embedded object is determined by 1) the type of the matrix vP that siph- takes—vP(DO) or vP(BE) - and 2) the presence/absence of the functional category responsible for accusative Case checking, which is selected by the matrix predicate siph-. In so doing, it is demonstrated that the dual argument structure analysis can be extended to account for the same type of Case alternations exhibited by Korean psych-verbs as well as the incompatibility between a nominative object and an embedded psych-verb in the siph-ta construction.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.subjectCase alternationsen_US
dc.subjectargument structureen_US
dc.subjectrestructuringen_US
dc.subjectpsych-verbsen_US
dc.subjectKoreanen_US
dc.subjectlittle ven_US
dc.titleNominative/Accusative case alternation in the Korean 'Siph-ta' constructionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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