Categories and Case: The Sentence Structure of Korean

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John Benjamins Publishing, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 294 pages
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The principal objective of this book is to provide a unified treatment of morphological case in Korean. Focussing on the nominative, accusative and dative suffixes, the author seeks to show that each of these morphemes consistently encodes a corresponding combinatorial relation in the 'surface' form of sentences.In support of his analysis, the author discusses a broad and representative range of Korean case marking patterns, providing one of the more complete treatments of case available for any language. This book should therefore be useful not only to Koreanists but also to researchers interested in the case systems of other languages.Written in a style that makes it accessible to readers from a variety of backgrounds in linguistics and other disciplines, Categories and Case also provides a good introduction to many important syntactic phenomena in the Korean language.
 

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Contents

1 The Problem
1
2 The Grammar
13
3 Grammatical Relations and Thematic Roles
25
4 The Case System
33
5 Passivization and Dative Advancement
47
6 Possessor Ascension
67
7 Inversion Constructions
97
8 FocusConstructions
117
11 Syntactic Causatives
171
12 Case and Word Order
197
13 Floated Quantifiers
211
14 Some Special Challenges
225
15 The Acquisition Problem
249
16 Concluding Remarks
269
Notes
275
REFERENCES
283

9 SubjecttoObject Raising
139
10 Lexical Causatives
153

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