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LINGUIST List 24.2547

Sat Jun 22 2013

Books: The A/A-bar Distinction and Movement Theory in Standard Arabic: Zouhir

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Jun-2013
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The A/A-bar Distinction and Movement Theory in Standard Arabic: Zouhir
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Title: The A/A-bar Distinction and Movement Theory in Standard Arabic
Subtitle: A Minimalist Approach
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 95
Published: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Book URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Author: Abderrahmane Zouhir
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862884360 Pages: 237 Price: Europe EURO 72.80
Abstract:

This book explores the issue of A/A-bar movement in Standard Arabic (SA) within the framework of Minimalist Program (MP). The author’s contention throughout this work is to show that A and A-bar movement have different properties. Each of the different chapters may be self-contained part. Still, the common denominator to all of them is to support the claim that A-movement is not A-bar movement.

The first chapter outlines the basic concepts underlying the Minimalist Program adopted in this book. The chapter begins with a demonstration of the problems that beset Government and Binding (GB) theory and provides an appropriate body of empirical evidence in favor of the properties of the A/A-bar positions within the framework of the MP.

Chapter two outlines some salient properties of Standard Arabic. Special attention is given to word order and Standard Arabic morphology. Some previous accounts of word order are examined to show their limitations and support the alternative analysis the author provides.

Chapter three explores in depth different types of A-bar movement such as topicalization, left dislocation, wh-movement and relative clauses. The major claim the author argues in this chapter is that all these types of movement involve a movement to a non L(lexically) related position.

Linguistic Field(s): Arabic Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Written In: English (eng)

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