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ERIC Number: EJ939948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Agreement of NP and VP Coordination in English and Korean
Hong, Sung-Ryong; Na, Won-Shik
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v15 n1 p207-219 2011
There have been long argumentations about this topic and people are still having difficulty in explaining precisely what the agreement values the mother NP phrase should have from two conjunct daughters which have different AGR (Agreement) values. Especially, this could be more complicated when the values of gender, number, and person of each conjunct daughter are different from each other. This structure is furthermore complicated when this NP coordination construction is placed on the subject for the agreement between NP and VP has to be revealed based on the exact linguistic theory. The most difficult constructions to describe are the ones with reflexive in addition to NP coordination in subject position. The information of AGR of subject NP is to be identified or shared with the reflexive agreement values such as gender, number, and person. The purpose of this study is to determine the coordination constructions of NP on the subject to reveal how the mother NP has the AGR value working with each conjunct, and how this AGR value of mother NP should be identified with the AGR value of VP as well as with reflexive, if any. Some Schemas are proposed in this paper to analyze this construction and are applied to the coordination of VP constructions which have honorific features. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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