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dc.contributor.advisorShigeru Miyagawa.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Taylor, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-15T19:46:16Z
dc.date.available2007-11-15T19:46:16Z
dc.date.copyright2000en_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/8964en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/8964
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2000.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 214-220).en_US
dc.description.abstractA phrase structure is developed for Pashto, the most important Indo-Iranian language for which this task remains to be undertaken. New data show that the placement, ordering, and interpretation of second-position clitics may be derived in the syntax by treating the clitics as agreement heads that identify null arguments in their specifiers. In contrast to previous accounts, the need for phonological operations is drastically reduced, being restricted to sentences containing only a verb (in which prosodic inversion applies as a last resort). In the course of investigating the role of clitics with respect to argument structure and syntactic derivation, several novel phenomena are uncovered that do not exist in better studied languages. Some of the features scrutinized include compound verbs, agreement, aspect, ergativity, word order (scrambling), possessor raising and dislocation, ambiguity, relative clauses, and overt vs. covert movement.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Taylor Roberts.en_US
dc.format.extent220 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/8964en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectLinguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.titleClitics and agreementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc47017249en_US


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