Sloppy/Strict Identity, Empty Objects, and NP Ellipsis

@article{Kim1999SloppyStrictIE,
  title={Sloppy/Strict Identity, Empty Objects, and NP Ellipsis},
  author={Soowon Kim},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Linguistics},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={255-284}
}
  • Soowon Kim
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of East Asian Linguistics
This article proposes that, with Fiengo and May's (1994) indexing theory, a full-fledged reconstruction approach to null argument phenomena in such languages as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean becomes possible. Not only does the present NP-Ellipsis analysis preserve the insight of Otani and Whitman (1991), but it also helps overcome the drawbacks of their VP-Ellipsis analysis of null objects. This article thus argues that null NPs in these languages must be empty phrase- markers underlyingly, not… 

Nonlocality and Intervening Focus in Sloppy Identity Interpretation

This paper investigates into the nonlocal sloppy identity interpretation in English and Korean which allegedly obtains when the pronominal variable within a smaller elided or anaphorized VP takes as

The Ban on Adjunct Ellipsis in Child Japanese

It has been observed at least since Otani & Whitman (1991) that null objects in Japanese allow sloppy-identity interpretation, as well as strict-identity interpretation, when their antecedent DPs

On Clitic Doubling and Argument Ellipsis

The clitic in The paper examines a surprising and non-obvious case of interaction between clitic doubling and argument ellipsis, which elides full arguments, and explores what it tells us about the nature of clitic doubled and especially argument ellipsoidal, for which a new account is proposed.

On Null Arguments and Clausal Ellipsis in Korean

Hee-Don Ahn·Sungeun Cho, 2012. On Null Arguments and Clausal Ellipsis in Korean. Language and Linguistics 57, 95-124. This paper aims to show that two types of answers shorter than full sentential

ELLIPSIS OF ARGUMENTS IN JAPANESE AND TURKISH

In this paper we consider the phenomenon of argument ellipsis, where arguments such as subjects and objects are elided under identity with antecedents nearby. Several researchers including Kim

A Note on the Absence of VP Ellipsis in Korean: With reference to the putative existence of the dummy ha verb

Hee-Don Ahn & Duk-Ho An Konkuk University J We consider the question why Korean does not seem to allow VP ellipsis at all despite the fact that the language is known to allow other types of ellipsis

Remarks on VP-Ellipsis in Disguise

Obviously, the Chinese sentence (1) differs from the English sentence (2) in syntactic form. The verb is repeated in the coordinate structure in (1) because, according to Huang (1988, 1991), Chinese

On the Nonexistence of Verb-Stranding VP-Ellipsis

An increasingly popular analysis of object gap sentences in many languages derives them in two steps: (a) V-raising out of VP, and (b) VP-ellipsis of the remnant, stranding the verb (V-stranding

Overtly Empty but Covertly Complex

It is claimed that the covert extraction possibility indicates that Japanese null arguments can be elliptic: they cannot be uniformly silent deep anaphora/proforms and the LF copy analysis of argument ellipsis provides a solution for the overt/covert extraction asymmetry.

A New Type of Nominal Ellipsis in Japanese

It is argued that the existence of this type of ellipsis is exactly what can be accounted for by the LF Copy Analysis recently proposed by Oku (1998), Kim (1999), and others.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 REFERENCES

Null Object and Sloppy Identity in Japanese

I demonstrate that the null object construction (NOC) in Japanese cannot be analyzed on a par with VP-ellipsis (VPE) in English, contrary to the suggestion made in Huang 1988, 1991 and Otani and

Case assignment in the Inalienable Possession Construction in Korean

In the Inalienable Possession Construction in Korean, the whole (possessor) and part (possessed) NPs typically agree in case. In this article, we argue that the apparent case-agreement is

Bound and Referential Pronouns

In this paper, we investigate the behavior of bound pronouns (i.e. pronouns linked to quantificational noun phrases) in English, Chinese and Japanese. It is commonly assumed that these elements obey

Indices and identity

Part 1 Reference, coreference, not-coreference: indices and coreference indices and discourse identity statements predication coindexing and plural anaphora. Part 2 Dependency theory: indices and

MME. Tussaud meets the binding theory

The principle of language that allows one to refer to a statue by using the name of the person the statue portrays (the ‘statue rule’) is generally taken to be a rule of pragmatics, well outside

Knowledge of language: its nature, origin, and use

Why do we know so much more than we have evidence for in certain areas, and so much less in others? In tackling these questions--Plato's and Orwell's problem--Chomsky again demonstrates his

Weak crossover and move α in Japanese

The scrambling facts discussed in this short paper constitute evidence for the necessity of the notion antecedent-of in weak crossover.

The Minimalist Program

In his foundational book, The Minimalist Program, published in 1995, Noam Chomsky offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition

Korean and Japanese morphology from a lexical perspective

L'A. constate que la morphologie des verbes inflechis et des noms en coreen et en japonais obeit a des principes et a des contraintes assez differentes de ceux qui ont lieu en syntaxe. Il considere

Verb movement, universal grammar and the structure of IP

Syntaxe comparative de l'anglais et de l'espagnol dans le cadre de la theorie des barrieres