Focus Position for Stripping Remnant


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Title Focus Position for Stripping Remnant
Creator Al Zahrani, Mohammad Ali
Al Thagafi, Khulud Helal
Subject Hijazi Arabic; ellipsis; stripping; PF; deletion; FP
Description The current paper examines the syntactic properties of HA stripping: a type of ellipsis. Within the Minimalist framework, the paper adopts the PF-Deletion approach to show that stripping in HA is derived firstly by the movement of the remnant constituent from TP to Focus Position (FP), and, secondly, by the deletion of the TP. These two operations are licensed by the Ellipsis feature (E) located in the focus head F°. Thus, on the one hand, the paper contributes to the existing body of literature supporting the hotly-debated issues on the movement of the stripping remnants, and on the other, enriches the very minimal HA studies on ellipsis. The findings show that HA stripped constituents must move to Spec, FP, before the TP- deletion process. Two pieces of evidence in support of the focus movement to FP spring from Island sensitivity and p-stranding facts in HA.
Publisher Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia Universitas Andalas
Date 2020-10-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source JURNAL ARBITRER; Vol 7, No 2 (2020); 221-235
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Mohammad Ali Al Zahrani, Khulud Helal Al Thagafi

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