John Whitman

List of John Benjamins publications for which John Whitman plays a role.


ISSN 0257-3784 | E-ISSN 2212-9731


Honorific language and linguistic politeness in Korean

Edited by John Whitman and Lucien Brown

Special issue of Korean Linguistics 17:2 (2015) v, 140 pp.
Subjects Linguistics of isolated languages | Theoretical linguistics

Proto-Japanese: Issues and Prospects

Edited by Bjarke Frellesvig and John Whitman

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 294] 2008. vii, 229 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Japanese linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Brown, Lucien and John Whitman 2015 Honorifics and politeness in KoreanHonorific language and linguistic politeness in Korean, Whitman, John and Lucien Brown (eds.), pp. 127–131
This paper examines the role of retracted tongue root ([RTR]) harmony in Northeast Asian areal and genetic relationships. Recent research has suggested that at least three of the families grouped together as Altaic by Poppe (1960) – Korean, Mongolic, and Tungusic (KMT) – should be reconstructed… read more | Chapter
Kim-Renaud, Young-Key and John Whitman 2013 IntroductionKorean Historical Linguistics, pp. 125–128
This paper argues that syntactic misparsing is not a significant factor in syntactic change, contrary to many earlier claims. It examines the best known examples in the literature of syntactic change resulting from alleged misparsing, and shows that the misparsing analysis is rejected in the most… read more | Article
Paul, Waltraud and John Whitman 2010 Applicative structure and Mandarin ditransitivesArgument Structure and Syntactic Relations: A cross-linguistic perspective, Duguine, Maia, Susana Huidobro and Nerea Madariaga (eds.), pp. 261–282
We argue that applicative heads always appear above the lexical VP, regardless of the semantics of the construction. Thematic Applicatives select a nominal expression and a VP as argument, parallel to Pylkkänen’s (2008) “high” applicatives. The applied argument is merged in Spec, ApplP and receives… read more | Chapter
Frellesvig, Bjarke and John Whitman 2008 IntroductionProto-Japanese: Issues and Prospects, Frellesvig, Bjarke and John Whitman (eds.), pp. 1–9
Frellesvig, Bjarke and John Whitman 2008 Evidence for seven vowels in proto-JapaneseProto-Japanese: Issues and Prospects, Frellesvig, Bjarke and John Whitman (eds.), pp. 15–41
Whitman, John 2008 The source of the bigrade conjugation and stem shape in pre-Old JapaneseProto-Japanese: Issues and Prospects, Frellesvig, Bjarke and John Whitman (eds.), pp. 159–173
Whitman, John 2001 Kayne 1994: p.143, fn.3The Minimalist Parameter: Selected papers from the Open Linguistics Forum, Ottawa, 21–23 March 1997, Alexandrova, Galina M. and Olga Arnaudova (eds.), pp. 77–100