This study presents evidence to support the claim that the Korean yaksokha-construction (which corresponds to the English promise-construction) does not meet the criteria for a subject control construction. Although it may appear similar to the English promise-construction when the embedded subject is omitted, a closer examination reveals significant differences between the two constructions. Moreover, this paper argues that the Anti-redundancy Hypothesis, which discourages the use of two noun phrases with nearly identical forms to refer to the same entity in close proximity, accounts for awkwardness of the yaksokha-construction when the matrix subject and the embedded subject are present at the same time. Finally, the non-control analysis is extended to include other yaksokha-constructions that contain a keyss-ta-ko-clause or kes-clause.
2. Previous analyses of control
3. A non-control analysis of yaksokha-construction
4. Anti-redundancy Hypothesis