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

Jong Un Park


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