The internal structure of a numeral construction with a classifier in Korean.

2014. №1, 60-77

Elena L. Rudnickaja
Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 107031, Russia;


The postnominal numeral classifier construction is considered that is usually regarded as similar to the quantifier floating construction. The paper reviews different patterns of this type of classifier construction. The problem is discussed of whether this construction when it is in an argument position (as one constituent) has the same underlying structure as the discontinuous pattern with the lexical noun topicalization. Two different structures for the argument-position and discontinuous construction patterns are postulated. Arguments for the «one complex nominal constituent» structure of the classifier construction in the argument position are offered.