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Parameters of Passive Constructions in English and Korean

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ISBN-10: 3838392612

ISBN-13: 9783838392615

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sang Doh Park

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This monograph investigates the syntactic variation between English passives and their Korean counterparts. Descriptive and pedagogical treatments of Korean usually make an analogy between English passive sentences and Korean sentences involving the causative/passive suffixes i/hi/li/ki, but this commonly accepted correspondence between English and Korean passives results from the misleading assumption that verbal passive constructions show the identical syntactic pattern within and across languages. Park proposes a radical approach in which the Korean passives with the causative-passive suffixes are characterized by lexical rules that manipulate the argument structure of base verbs and…    
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English