Desiderative Construction in Japanese Revisited

Matazo Izutani
2003 Journal of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tokyo Medical and Dental University  
Object NPs can be marked by the nominative case marker/particle ga in the so-called desiderative or tai 'want' construction in Japanese. Replacement of o by ga called ga-o conversion is possible in this construction. However, there are some cases where the ga-o conversion results in unacceptability. The environments where the conversion can/cannot take place has been extensively discussed in the literature and several conditions on the ga-o conversion have been proposed thus far (Kuno 1973a,b,
doi:10.11480/kyoyobukiyo.33.0_19 fatcat:7dztl3jk4vgg7dkn3cfk76amky