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Polysemy Deriving from Possessor Ascension
|Title:||Polysemy Deriving from Possessor Ascension|
|Date Issued:||01 Nov 2006|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics|
|Citation:||Hwang, Kyuseek. 2006. Polysemy Deriving from Possessor Ascension. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 37(6).|
|Series:||University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics|
|Abstract:||This paper investigates a construction in Korean which is ambiguous between a causative and a passive interpretation. I propose that such ambiguous sentences are polysemous and the polysemy is derived from A-movement, in particular, so-called possessor ascension, in agreement with Whitman and Han 1988 and Kim and Pires 2002. The proposed “possessor ascension” is justified from the Minimalist Program (MP) perspective. Specifically, I propose that the motivation of the possessor ascension is EPP (Extended Projection Principle) on T and solve several apparent problems by appealing to Equidistance due to V-to-T movement and the Phase Impenetrability Constraint (PIC) based on the Phase model (Chomsky 2005, 2001, 2000).|
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