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Incheol Choi and Stephen Wechsler (2002). Mixed Categories and Argument Transfer in the Korean Light Verb Construction.

URL: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wechsler/LightVerb-HPSG.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2706&langcode=kor (2019-04-20).


Example #1:

    (1) a. John-i      Tom-kwa tayhwa-lul ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom Tom-with talk-Acc      do-past-Dec
    `John talked with Tom.'
Example #2:

    b. John-i       yenge-lul  kongpu-lul   ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom English-Acc    study-Acc    do-past-Dec
    "John studied English"
Example #3:

    (2) a. John-uy      Mary-wa-uy     tayhwa
    John-Gen Mary-with-Gen talk
    `John's talk with Mary.'
Example #4:

    (3) a. John-i     Mary-wa      mana-ass-ta
    John-Nom Mary-with meet-Pst-Dc
    `John met with Mary'
Example #5:

    b. Kuntay-ka tosi-lul pusu-ess-ta
    army-Nom city-Acc destroy-Pst-Dc
    `The army destroyed the city'
Example #6:

    (4)    *[John-i       Tom-wa      tayhwa-ka]       ciru-ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom Tom-with talk-Nom                boring-do-Pst-Dc
    `John's talk with Tom was boring'
Example #7:

    (7)    Chelswu-ka      mulihak-ul    yenkwu-cwung ...
    Chelswu-Nom physics-Acc research-during
    `While Chelswu was doing research on physics'
Example #8:

    (8)    Hankuk-i     [[ tampae-lul suip-ul]         kaepang-ul] ha-yess-ta
    Korea-Nom tobacco-Acc import-Acc open-Acc                 do-Pst-Dc
    `Korea opened (the tobacco market to) the import of tobaccos'
Example #9:

    (10)   John-i      Bill-kwa culkuwun tayhwa-lul ha-yess-ta.
    John-Nom Bill-with pleasant          talk-Acc do-Pst-Dc
    "John had a pleasant talk with Bill"
Example #10:

    (11) a. *John-i     yenge-lul        elyewun kongpu-lul ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom English-Acc difficult study-Acc do-Pst-Dc
    `John did a difficult study of English'
Example #11:

    b. John-i       nonmun-ul kyeklyelhakey/*kyeklyelhan pipan-chwung
    John-Nom thesis-Acc severely/severe                 criticism-during ...
    `while John severely criticize the thesis, ...
Example #12:

    (14) a. *kicha-uy tochak-i             ciyen-(ul) ha-yess-ta
    train-Gen Arrival-Nom         delay-Acc do-Pst-Dc
    `Arrival of the train was   delayed.'
Example #13:

    (15) a. *Hwanglyongsa-nun              cencayng-ttay sosil-(ul)        ha-yess-ta
    Hwanglyong.temple-Top         war-during     burning.down-Acc do-Pst-Dc
    `Hwanglyong temple was        burnt down during a war'
Example #14:

    (21) a. John-i       yenge-lul     kongpu-lul ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom English-Acc study-Acc do-past-Dc
    `John studied Engilsh'
Example #15:

    b. Yenge-ka         kongpu-ka cal toy-n-ta
    English-Nom study-Nom well toy-past-Dc
    `English is studied well.'
Example #16:

    b. *[John-i       cip-ulo t wenha-n] ka-ki
    John-Nom house-to want-Rel go-Nml
    (lit. `The going that John wanted home.')
Example #17:

    (i)      pihayngki-ka chulak-ul ha-yess-ta
    plane-Nom fall-Acc do-Pst-DC
    `An airplane crashed'
Example #18:

    (24) a. John-i     cip-ulo ka-ki-lul wenha-yess-ta.
    John-Nom house-to go-Nml want-Pst-Dc
    John wanted to go home.
Example #19:

    b. *John-i       cip-ulo kukes-ul wenha-yess-ta.
    John-Nom house-to it-Acc        want-Pst-Dc
    (e.g. What about walking?) John wanted to do it to his house.
Example #20:

    b. *John-i      [yenge-lul        kukes-ul]VNP ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom English-Acc         it-Acc          do-Pst-Dc
    (e.g. What about studying?...) `John did it of English'
Example #21:

    (i) [Mary-ka       emeni-eykey        phyenci-lul ssu-ki-nun]             mayil hay-yaha-n-ta.
    Mary-Nom       mother-Dat         letter-Acc     write-Nml-Top        daily do-should-Dc
    `As for Mary writing a letter to mother, she should do it every day.'
Example #22:

    (28)   [Kim-i      ppali/*ppalun             tochakha-yess-um-i]      hwaksilhata
    Kim-Nom quickly(adv)/quick(adj) arrive-Pst-Nml-Nom             is.obvious
    (lit. `Kim quickly arriving is obvious.')
Example #23:

    b. John-i     Tom-kwa [elyepkeAdv           tayhwa-lul]VNP ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom Tom-with with.difficulty talk-Acc                     do-Pst-Dc
    `John talked with Tom with difficulty.'
Example #24:

    c. John-i      [yenge-lul       elyepkeAdv          kongpu-lul]VNP ha-yess-ta
    John-Nom English-Acc with.difficulty study-Acc                  do-Pst-Dc
    `John did a study of English with difficulty'