Numeral Classifiers and Nominal Functional Projections in Korean

Year
2009
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages
227-244
Authors
So-Young Park
Abstract
In this paper, I propose a unified analysis for four patterns of numeral classifier constructions, capitalizing on the idea of a DP structure which embeds a small clause. By appealing to the general theory of movement for featurechecking, the patterns of numeral classifier constructions will be shown to be directly accounted for. The proposed analysis can directly account for demonstrative recursion, which annuls one of the arguments against a DP projection in classifier languages.

Key words: numeral classifiers, small clauses, demonstratives, DP, featurechecking, movement