ERIC Number: ED370420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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On the Orientation Problem in Korean 'CAKI' Binding and the Typology of X Reflexive Binding.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n1 p165-183 1994
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the existence of nonsubject binding of the so-called long distance anaphor in languages like Korean and Japanese and to give a principled account of why and when it happens. The Korean reflexive pronoun "caki" ('self') is bound by local and long-distance antecedents. Nonsubject binding occurs if the predicate of the matrix clause is described in terms of the nonsubject's viewpoint in Korean. Nonsubject-centered predicates such as "mutta" ('ask') and "tutta" ('hear') force the statement of the embedded clause to pertain to a nonsubject. Therefore "caki" in the embedded sentence is bound by the nonsubject because the statement of the embedded clause is based on the nonsubject's viewpoint. Thus from whose viewpoint the sentence is described is essential in "caki" binding. Contains 29 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers: Reflexives; Subject (Grammar)
Note: For the serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 022 191.