Partitives and Specificity Effects for Japanese
Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Referentiality/Specificity has been shown to play a crucial role in the syntax of DPs when it comes to extraction (Friengo and Higginbotham 1981). In this paper, I propose that some restrictive distribution of a numeral classifier (NC) should be accounted for in terms of specificity effects for Japanese with three pieces of evidence, in support of the phase DP hypothesis (Chomsky 2001, 2007). I also defend the relation between argmenthood and DP is defended, particularly for definite NPs.
International Conference on Formal Linguistics
Furuya, Kaori, "Partitives and Specificity Effects for Japanese" (2011). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 424.