Categorial Properties of Korean EFL Learners′ Be.

한국인 영어 학습자의 “be”의 범주적 특성

  • Published : 2001.03.01


This paper examines syntactic categorial properties of “be” in Korean EFL beginners' utterances. Mainly based upon the acquisition data in Han (2000) and Shin (2000), it proposes that the so-called “S-be-X” construction is a projection of “underdeveloped” functional category F. The projection FP is different from other standard functional categories in that its head is not fully fledged.