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Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Conventions
1. Some Background on the Structure of Japanese
2. The Base Position of Subjects
2.1. VP Internal Subjects
2.2. VP External Subjects
2.3. The Split VP Hypothesis (SVH)
2.3.1. Koizumi's SVH Arguments
22.214.171.124. Floating Quantifiers and Nominal Classifiers Revisited
2.3.2. The Split VP Hypothesis: Evidence from Austronesian Languages
126.96.36.199. Participle Agreement in French
188.8.131.52. Chain Conditions
2.3.3. The Split VP Hypothesis: Evidence from Irish
3. The Status of Functional Categories in Japanese
3.1. The Functional Category "Det"
3.2. The Functional Category "Infl"
3.3. The Functional Category "Comp"
4. Verbal Nouns and the VNP
4.1. Verbal Nouns and the VNP in Irish
4.2. Verbal Nouns and the VNP in Japanese
4.2.1. The Stem-form of the Verb
4.2.2. Japanese Light Verb Constructions
4.2.3. The Nominal Predicate
4.2.4. VP Movement and Soo Suru Revisited
5. Japanese Passive and Causative Constructions
5.1. The Causative Construction
5.2. The Passive Construction
5.3. Causative - Passive and Passive - Causative Constructions