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Agreement restrictions in Persian

Author: Anousha Sedighi
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [Leiden, The Netherlands] : Leiden University Press, 2016. [2010]
Series: Iranian studies series (Leiden, Netherlands)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Agreement Restrictions in Persian is the first comprehensive attempt to tackle the issue of verbal agreement in Persian from a cross-linguistic point of view. Persian is a field of research within theoretical linguistics that is yet to be sufficiently explored. This book adopts the Minimalist Program of Chomsky (1995-2004) which is at the forefront of recent theories of formal syntax and applies it to the Persian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anousha Sedighi
ISBN: 9789400600157 9400600151
OCLC Number: 966767683
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (132 pages) :) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Animacy and agreement restriction in Persian --
3. Psychological verbs and multiple subject constructions --
4. Psychological verbs in Persian and applied arguments --
5. Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Iranian studies series (Leiden, Netherlands)
Responsibility: Anousha Sedighi.

Abstract:

Agreement Restrictions in Persian is the first comprehensive attempt to tackle the issue of verbal agreement in Persian from a cross-linguistic point of view. Persian is a field of research within theoretical linguistics that is yet to be sufficiently explored. This book adopts the Minimalist Program of Chomsky (1995-2004) which is at the forefront of recent theories of formal syntax and applies it to the Persian language. Although it is commonly believed that in Persian the verb agrees with the subject, several constructions seem to constrain this obligatory rule. Adopting the framework of Distributed Morphology, the author argues that agreement is in fact obtained with the plural inanimate subjects but a morphological rule may block the result. Unlike the previous analyses which consider the experiencer as the subject of the psychological constructions, the author argues that the psychological state is the subject of the sentence. The findings of this book not only contribute to better understanding of Persian syntax, but also have important implications for grammar theory.

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