On the Ambiguity of Obligatory Control into the tolok-Clause in Korean

Jong Un Park

Abstract


This paper aims to provide an analysis of various interpretation patterns found in the Obligatory Control construction in Korean, which particularly subordinates the tolok-clause. As observed by a few in the literature, the range of readings that arises in the construction in question includes not only Exhaustive Control but also Non-Obligatory Control. To explain these patterns, this paper appeals to Hornstein’s (2001) insight on the interpretation of anaphors and pronouns: that is, referentially dependent DPs are interpreted as anaphors like reflexives or A-traces in contexts where A-movement is allowed, while they are as pronouns elsewhere.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/exabs.v0i0.511