Download e-book for kindle: A Minimalist Approach to Scrambling: Evidence from Persian by Simin Karimi

By Simin Karimi

ISBN-10: 3110182963

ISBN-13: 9783110182965

This research addresses the issues scrambling langauges supply for the present syntactic theories via interpreting the interplay of semantic and discourse sensible components with syntactic houses of notice order during this form of languages, and by way of discussing the consequences of this interplay for common Grammar.

Three interrelated pursuits are conscientiously during this paintings. the 1st is to investigate the syntactic constitution of Persian, a language which shows loose note order. With this research, the writer has accounted for the relative order of categorised expressions, the inducement for his or her attainable rearrangements, and the grammatical result of these reorderings. during this appreciate, a huge diversity of significant syntactic phenomena, together with item shift, Case, prolonged Projection precept (EPP), binding, and scope interpretation of quantifiers, interrogative words, adverbial words, and detrimental parts are tested. This monograph is the 1st significant theoretical paintings ever released on Persian, and for this reason fills the present hole through offering perception into the syntactic constitution of this language. the second one objective is to attach those insights to related linguistic homes in languages during which scrambling happens (e.g. German, Dutch, Hindi, Russian, eastern, and Korean), and to supply a deeper figuring out of this workforce of genetically various, yet typologically similar languages. the ultimate and central aim is to situate the result of this paintings in the framework of the Minimalist software (MP).

The investigations during this research point out that scrambling isn't an non-compulsory rule, and that yes ideas of MP, comparable to the minimum hyperlink situation, are just possible violated in those languages. moreover, it truly is proven that cautious research of scrambling with appreciate to binding and scope family members, and a reanalysis of the homes of A and A' hobbies, forged a few doubts at the relevance of a typology of flow in normal language.

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