Lexical and Categorial Properties of Case

  • Yen-Hui Audrey Li
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 19)


An importnat implication arising from the proposed account of word order is that all verbs must assign Case in Chinese. Recall that verbs assign Case not only to their subcategorized complements but also to the nonsubcategorized duration/frequency phrases.


Categorial Property Subject Position Embed Clause Case Assignment Ergative Verb 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yen-Hui Audrey Li
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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