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Jeff on elided objects in Korean

Now in Linguistic Inquiry, "Null Objects in Korean: Experimental Evidence for the Argument Ellipsis Analysis," from Chung-hye Han and Kyeong-min Kim (Simon Fraser), Keir Moulton (Toronto), and our own Jeffrey Lidz. The paper argues that null objects in Korean are ellipsis of the object alone, and not ellipsis of its VP after verb raising, on the basis of two interpretive facts confirmed through two experiments: first, a speaker's acceptance of readings for null objects correlates positively with them accepting bound readings for an overt pronoun; and second, null object interpretations do not permit corresponding null adverb interpretations, as a VP ellipsis account would wrongly predict.