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Preverbal Elements in Korean and Japanese

John Whitman

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195136517
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195136517.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

Preverbal Elements in Korean and Japanese

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This article examines the syntactic patterns and preverbal elements in the Korean and Japanese languages. It shows that verb movement to the left does occur in Korean and Japanese, specifically in the derivation of the SONegV pattern, and that the SONegV pattern corresponds to the configuration with negator in specifier. The article also discusses the preverbal negation in Korean periphrastic causatives and negative imperatives in earlier Japanese.

Keywords: syntactic patterns; preverbal elements; Korean language; Japanese language; verb movement; SONegV; periphrastic causatives; negative imperatives

Article.  7105 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Language Families

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