ERIC Number: ED370419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Dual Status of the Null Object in Chinese.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n1 p149-164 1994
This paper investigates the status of the null object in Mandarin Chinese. It proposes that if an object is topicalized, the empty category in the object position should be analyzed as a variable. If it is not topicalized, it is a "pro." It is argued that a pro resembles an overt pronoun in obeying Condition B, but differs from the latter in being subject to the revised version of the Generalized Control Rule initially proposed by Huang (1989). These two requirements suffice to account for the properties of the null object which Huang (1991) lists in his latest arguments against object pro. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers: Object (Grammar)
Note: For the serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 022 191.