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Gaps and Resumptive Pronouns in Modern Standard Arabic

Alotaibi, M and Borsley, RD (2013) 'Gaps and Resumptive Pronouns in Modern Standard Arabic.' In: Muller, S, (ed.) Proceedings of the HPSG13 Conference. CSLI Publications, 6 - 26.


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Unbounded dependencies in Modern Standard Arabic often involve not a gap but a null resumptive pronoun. The facts are quite complex, but it is not too difficult to extend the SLASH mechanism of HPSG to handle dependencies with a null resumptive pronoun. It is also not too difficult to restrict the distribution of gaps appropriately.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:45

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