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Perspective on Korean Anaphors: Comparing Inanimate cachey vs. Animate caki-casin
Dorothy Ahn and Isabelle Charnavel
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The goal of the paper is to investigate the effect of logophoricity (i.e., perspective) in licensing anaphors exempt from Condition A in Korean, based on two empirical studies (grammaticality judgment tasks). The first study examines the distribution of the inanimate (thus non-logophoric) anaphor cachey to set up the baseline of Condition A. The second study addresses the issue of how perspective affects the licensing of the animate anaphor caki-casin. The results show that a plain Korean anaphor must be bound in the smallest tensed TP containing it with no subject intervening, and that this locality requirement does not hold under logophoric conditions; specifically, two tests (the Epithet test and the Sibling test) are used to demonstrate that anaphors anteceded by attitude holders and empathy loci are exempt from Condition A in the relevant perspectival contexts.

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Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Aaron Kaplan, Abby Kaplan, Miranda K. McCarvel, and Edward J. Rubin
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