Predicate contrastive topic constructions: Implications for morpho-syntax in Korean and copy theory of movement

@article{Jo2013PredicateCT,
  title={Predicate contrastive topic constructions: Implications for morpho-syntax in Korean and copy theory of movement},
  author={Jung-Min Jo},
  journal={Lingua},
  year={2013},
  volume={131},
  pages={80-111}
}
This paper closely examines two types of predicate contrastive topic constructions in Korean, i.e. Ha-construction and R-construction, and argues that they are derived from the same underlying structure via the same process, which involves a phrasal movement including a subject, leaving behind the copy of the moved constituent (cf. Chomsky, 1995), in contrast to the head movement analysis. That is, as far as syntactic process is concerned, Ha- and R-constructions are one and the same… Expand
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