LINGUIST List 17.661|
Thu Mar 02 2006
Qs: Case Assigning Complementizers; Priscian Quote
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Case Assigning Complementizers
Message 1: Case Assigning Complementizers
From: Driss Marjane <drissmarjaneyahoo.com>
Subject: Case Assigning Complementizers
I am writing a dissertation on the CP system in Arabic and I would be
grateful if anyone could answer the following question if only very briefly.
As you may already know, in Arabic there is a particle ''inna/anna'' which
is commonly analyzed as a complementizer in the generative literature and
which always assigns accusative Case to a right-adjacent nominal whether in
root clauses or in embedded ones.
I don't know if similar (Case-assigning) complementizers exist in other
languages and I would greatly appreciate your comments.
Mohamed ben Abdellah University, Fez
Department of English
Message 2: Priscian Quote
From: Edward McDonald <laomaa20023yahoo.com.cn>
Subject: Priscian Quote
Dear List Members:
Some years ago I copied down the following (translated) quote from
Priscian's Institutiones Grammaticae as follows:
“just as letters combining appropriately form syllables, and syllables
words, so too do words form a sentence”
I was convinced I'd copied it from Robin's History of Linguistics, but I
can't find it anywhere there.
Can anybody help me with a source?
History of Linguistics
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