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Psychological Predicates and Verbal Complementation in Arabic

Sadler, L and Alotaibi, Y and Alzaidi, M and Camilleri, M and ElSadek, S (2013) 'Psychological Predicates and Verbal Complementation in Arabic.' In: Butt, N and Holloway King, T, (eds.) Proceedings of the LFG13 Conference. CSLI Publications, 6 - 26.


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The issue of verbal complementation patterns in the Arabic vernaculars isone which is relatively under-researched: this paper aims to make a small con-tribution in this area, focussing on essentially two issues (i) the syntax of so-called experiencer-object psychological predicates (EOPVs) (that is, predicates in the frighten or please classes) and (ii) the syntax of aspectual or phasal pred-icates (that is, verbs such as begin and continue). We argue that the latter classof verbs are in fact raising verbs and go on to show that in some dialects the interaction of EOPV and aspectual predicates permits a pattern reminiscent of Copy Raising.

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: 17 Nov 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:45

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