Technical Reports (CIS)

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Technical Report

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Date of this Version

March 1989


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-89-19.


The Korean causative construction has been discussed for many years. This construction is of interest because it shows both monoclausal and biclausal properties, which are complicated by the case variation of the causee. In this paper I shall give a syntactic analysis of the causative within the Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG hereafter) framework proposed by [Joshi, Levy & Takahashi 75], [Joshi 83] and [Kroch & Joshi 85]. This analysis captures both the syntactic biclausal and morphological monoclausal properties of the causative, and is well-attested from the comparative study with the Germanic verb-raising construction ([Kroch & Santorini 88]) and the Japanese causative construction ([Heycock 88]).



Date Posted: 24 January 2008