Toward a unified analysis of the scope interpretation of complex predicates in Japanese: Evidence from the light verb construction

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2005.13

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In this paper, I first make an observation that there is a certain parallelism in the scope interpretation possibilities of adverbs and quantifiers with respect to different types complex predicates in Japanese, drawing on a comparison of the light verb construction and the causative construction. I will then argue that previous approaches to complex predicates in Japanese in the lexicalist tradition (Matsumoto 1996; Manning et al. 1999) fail to capture this generalization successfully. Finally, building on a novel approach to syntax/semantics interface in HPSG by Cipollone (2001), I develop an analysis of the semantic structure of complex predicates that accounts for the empirical observation straightforwardly.

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2005-10-16

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Kubota, Yusuke. 2005. Toward a unified analysis of the scope interpretation of complex predicates in Japanese: Evidence from the light verb construction. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 232–252. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2005.13) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/615) (Accessed July 12, 2024.)