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Academic Paper


Title: Complement Clause of Verb in Persian
Author: Abbas Ali Ahangar
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Institution: Sistan and Balouchistan University
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Subject Language: Dari
Persian, Iranian
Abstract: This article provides an analysis of the position and nature of the verb complement clause in Persian within the framework of Government and Binding theory as developed by Chomsky(1981,1986). The verb complement clause functions as the argument or complement of the head verb in a verb phrase constituent configuration. In this study, the syntactic nature and position of the complement clause of verb is specified through the use of certain syntactic principles and conditions. Based on the case resistance principle and constituent extraction process, I will show that the base-generated(d-structure)position of the complement clause of verb is post-verbal. Syntactic concepts and relationships such as lexical government or θ-government, lexical/L-marking, (strict)c-command and sisterhood relation will determine the complement(and not adjunct)nature of sentential complement of the verb as well as its corresponding syntactic relation to the head verb.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Iranian Journal of Linguistics, Vol.17. No.2. Autumn&Winter 2002
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