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ERIC Number: ED309628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 14
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The Syntax of the Japanese Causative.
Heycock, Caroline
A syntactic analysis of the behavior of the Japanese causative is presented within the framework of Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG). Three points are made: (1) certain aspects of the case-marking in the Japanese causative construction can be accounted for if it is assumed that the formation of the causative involves verb-movement, and that verb-movement in Japanese has the same properties as the Germanic verb-raising construction; (2) the restriction on case-marking known as the "double-o constraint" is strictly local in nature, in the sense that it can be made precise in the TAG framework; and (3) the behavior of the causative under passivization follows from the analysis presented. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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