The syntax of correlatives in Isbukun Bunun

Hsiao Hung Iris Wu*


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This paper investigates the correlative construction in Isbukun Bunun, an Austronesian language spoken in Taiwan. I show that in this language the correlative clause and its associated anaphoric element do not form a constituent at any point in the derivation. Drawing on evidence from island-insensitivity, the absence of Condition C effects and non-constituency facts, I propose that the syntactic relation between the correlative clause and the nominal correlate is derived by a base-generated adjunction structure. Moreover, I argue that the correlative clause, which behaves as a generalized quantifier, binds the nominal correlate phrase in the matrix clause, which is construed as a bound variable. The proposed quantificational binding view is further shown to capture the types of correlate phrases allowed in Isbukun Bunun correlatives.

頁(從 - 到)190-210
期刊Canadian Journal of Linguistics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2016 7月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 語言和語言學


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