Subjecthood and grammatical relations in Korean: An experimental study with honorific agreement and plural copying

Ji Hye Kim, Yong Hun Lee, James Hye Suk Yoon

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Abstract

The present study investigated the following: i) how NPs bearing differing GRs behave with respect to two proposed subject diagnostics - Honorific Agreement (HA) and Plural Copying on adverbs (PC) and ii) whether scrambling allows non-Subject GRs to control these properties. An experimental investigation using Magnitude Estimation (ME) was conducted. The result revealed that the sentences with Subject NP controller got higher acceptability scores compared to non-Subject NP controllers for both diagnostics and that scrambling did not have an effect on acceptability. While both HA and PC showed a similar pattern of preference for Subject controllers, the contrast between Subject and non-Subject controllers was more pronounced with HA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages206-213
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2017 - Cebu City, Philippines
Duration: Nov 16 2017Nov 18 2017

Conference

Conference31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2017
CountryPhilippines
CityCebu City
Period11/16/1711/18/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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