Mixed Verbs in Code-Switching: The Syntax of Light Verbs
AbstractThis study investigates word order variation in Korean-English and Japanese-English code-switching, with specific focus on the relative placement of the object and the verb in two contrasting word orders, Object-Verb (OV) vs. Verb-Object (VO). The results of an experiment eliciting code-switching judgment data provides strong evidence indicating that the distinction between heavy vs. light verbs plays a major role in deriving different word orders in mixed verb constructions in Korean-English and Japanese-English code-switching. In particular, an explanation pursued in this research supports the hypothesis that parametric variation is attributed to differences in the features of a functional category in the lexicon, as assumed in Minimalist Syntax. View Full-Text
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Shim, J.Y. Mixed Verbs in Code-Switching: The Syntax of Light Verbs. Languages 2016, 1, 8.
Shim JY. Mixed Verbs in Code-Switching: The Syntax of Light Verbs. Languages. 2016; 1(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shim, Ji Y. 2016. "Mixed Verbs in Code-Switching: The Syntax of Light Verbs." Languages 1, no. 1: 8.
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