HEAD MOVEMENT:INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND COMPLEX PREDICATES IN KOREAN
Yoen Mee Park
Ph.D. Dissertation, 1991
This thesis studies X0-Movement in inflectional morphology and complex
predicates in Korean. An alternative formal force of X0-Movement in Korean
inflectional morphology is proposed in terms of syntactic definitions
of the stem and affix together with the Stray Stem and Affix Filter. As
a consequence of the proposal for the X0-Movement in inflectional morphology,
contrasting properties between finite and nonfinite clauses on the one
hand, and among different types of nonfinite clauses on the other hand,
are given a principled explanation. Regarding complex predicates, causatives
and passives are studied in depth. It is argued that causatives and passives
are of two kinds: lexical and syntactic. Only the latter type is shown
to invoke X0-Movement. Two lexical operations of the lexical passive,
unaccusative formation and stativization, are proposed based upon the
Argument Structure of the verbal stem to which the passive morpheme attaches.
Regarding the syntactic passive, based upon the hypothesis that a passive
morpheme is an argument (BJR), a parameter of the categorial status of
passive morpheme is elaborated to capture cross-linguistic variations
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