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Title: A formal approach to long-distance anaphora : the case of Korean
Author: Gil, Kook-Hee
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2001
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The aim of this thesis is to provide a unified account of Long-Distance Anaphora in Korean. We especially focus on the behaviour of the long-distance anaphor caki. We set two objectives in this work. The first objective is empirical and consists in the establishment of the different operative factors licensing caki-binding. The second objective is theoretical, and consists in the formulation of a uniform account of the different binding phenomena characteristic of caki. The syntactic framework assumed is Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), where binding relations are determined in a single level of representation. Long-distance anaphora such as caki-binding has received a great deal of attention due to its recalcitrant nature and the difficulty that scholars have encountered in incorporating it into standard binding theory. The accounts provided so far combine elements from different parts of the grammar (syntax, semantics and pragmatics). However, such hybrid approaches cannot explain uniformly and parsimoniously mainstream data patterns such as subject and non-subject long-distance binding of caki. The review of such approaches in this thesis shows that caki resists pronoun-like binding in the discourse domain. From a theory internal point of view, on the other hand, recent proposals, within HPSG, to handle long-distance anaphora are shown to be not general enough to cover non-subject binding cases of caki. The objectives set above are realised through a three-pronged strategy. First, a comprehensive investigation of the empirical domain together with a critical review of relevant works; Second, a unified explanation for both subject and non-subject binding of caki; Finally, the syntactic formalisation of the proposed account and its incorporation into HPSG together with the necessary revisions to the framework in order to achieve maximal empirical coverage with minimal cost to the elegance and generality of the theory.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.651453  DOI: Not available
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