Enriched Argument Structure and Argument Licensing of Some Complex Verbal Constructions in Korean
Several linguistically intriguing issues have been raised in the literature with regard to complex verbal constructions (CVC's hereafter) which are ubiquitous in Korean language. In particular, various proposals are available in regard to various interrelated aspects such as (a) the underlying structure of CVC's, (b) the argument structure (AS hereafter) of CVC's, (c) the constraints on surface realization of arguments, (d) the constraints on the admission of component predicates, (e) the grammaticalization of the components within CVC's, and so forth. The main focus of the present paper is to observe and explicate the AS of CVC's and its licensing.
Published online: 01 January 2000