Clause Structure and Word Order in Hebrew and Arabic: An Essay in Comparative Semitic Syntax

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byUr Shlonsky

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Shlonsky uses Chomsky's Government and Binding Approach to examine clausal architecture and verb movement in Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic analysis of Hebrew and then extends that analysis to certain aspects of Arabic clausal syntax. Through thiscomparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to resolve a number of problems in Arabic syntax. His results generate some novel and important conclusions concerning the patterns of negations, verb movement, the nature of participles, and the gamut of positions available to clausal subjects in bothlanguages.

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Shlonsky uses Chomsky's Government and Binding Approach to examine clausal architecture and verb movement in Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic analysis of Hebrew and then extends that analysis to certain aspects of Arabic clausal syntax. Through thiscomparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to resolve ...

Ur Shlonsky is at University of Geneva.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.17 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195108671

ISBN - 13:9780195108675

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