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Academic Paper


Title: Causative Clause Union in Standard Arabic
Author: Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz
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Institution: Aswan University
Linguistic Field: Morphology; Syntax
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the study of morphological causatives in Standard Arabic (SA). It relies on the Model of Davies and Rosen (1988)'s Multi-predicate Monoclausal Analysis. It claims that causative clauses are monoclausal with multiple predicates. The dependents of the embedded clause appear in the first stratum, whereas the second stratum shows the new predicate and the new external subject. This analysis is compared to other analyses that have dealt with causative clauses: the Lexical Analysis, Gibson and Raposo (1986)'s Biclausal Analysis, Hasan (1992)'s Biclausal Analysis of SA causative clauses, and Benmamoun (1991)'s analysis of SA causatives. It is shown that that the Multi-Predicate Monoclausal Analysis is more adequate than the other analyses in handling such constructions in SA.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Faculty of Arts, Helwan University
Publication Info: Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts, Helwan 13-14, 2003, pp. 41-75
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