Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the Annual by Elabbas Benmamoun, Mushira Eid, Niloofar Haeri

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The papers during this quantity handle middle components in modern Arabic linguistics: syntax, phonology, and version stories. The papers within the syntax sections tackle diversified subject matters from the point of view of the Minimalist software (Chomsky 1995) and next paintings. the themes during this part are adverbs and adjectives, resumptive pronouns, gapping and vice president deletion, and the morphosyntax of reciprocals. The phonology part comprises a contribution on coarticulation results of uvular(ized) segments, and of a paper on pharyngealization and uvularization in the framework of Optimality concept. The sociolinguistics papers within the 3rd element of the quantity signify 3 vital traces of inquiry: discourse point version, stylistic version, and diachronic variation.

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5 I assume that recursive CPs do not exist. See Rizzi & Roberts (1991) and Browning (1996) for the opposite view. All the data that these authors explain by stacking CPs can be explained otherwise. See Benmamoun (1992) for a principled counteranalysis of Subject-Aux inversion that uses a question projection instead of a doubled CP. Also, the phenomena presented by Browning, mainly pertaining to presentential adverbs and focalized constituents, can be dealt with just as adequately by using a different projection other than CP in the complement position of COMP, an ADVP, or a Focus phrase.

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