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By Simin Karimi

ISBN-10: 3110182963

ISBN-13: 9783110182965

This learn addresses the issues scrambling langauges offer for the present syntactic theories by way of examining the interplay of semantic and discourse sensible elements with syntactic houses of observe order during this kind of languages, and by means of discussing the results of this interplay for common Grammar.

Three interrelated pursuits are conscientiously during this paintings. the 1st is to research the syntactic constitution of Persian, a language which shows loose be aware 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 variety 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 hence fills the present hole via delivering perception into the syntactic constitution of this language. the second one objective is to attach those insights to comparable linguistic homes in languages during which scrambling happens (e.g. German, Dutch, Hindi, Russian, jap, and Korean), and to supply a deeper figuring out of this crew of genetically different, yet typologically similar languages. the ultimate and important objective is to situate the result of this paintings in the framework of the Minimalist application (MP).

The investigations during this research point out that scrambling isn't an not obligatory rule, and that convinced ideas of MP, resembling the minimum hyperlink situation, are just probably violated in those languages. additionally, it truly is proven that cautious research of scrambling with recognize to binding and scope kin, and a reanalysis of the homes of A and A' routine, forged a few doubts at the relevance of a typology of circulation in traditional language.

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