Genitive subjects in Altaic and specification of phase
In Dagur, the genitive subject is licensed by D while in Turkish it is licensed by C. For the genitive subject in Japanese, both D-licensing as in Dagur and C-licensing as in Turkish have been proposed. Drawing on the earliest work on genitive subjects in Japanese by Harada (1971), I argue against the C-licensing approach in Japanese, and I develop a D-licensing analysis that resembles Hale's (2002) D-licensing analysis of Dagur. I show that the verbal inflection when the genitive subject occurs is not simple tense, which is similar to what we find in Dagur.
, vol. 121, no. 7, pp. 1265-1282, 2011