Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 1(2), pp. 79 - 82
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2013.010204
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Control Structure between Removal and Movement: Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic


Noura F. Abdou*
Department of English Linguistics, Faculty of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Regensburg, 93053, Regensburg, Germany

ABSTRACT

This paper investigates control structure in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in light of the current discussions that are revolving around either removing the control construction from the grammar because it is just like raising construction or retaining it. The Minimal Distance Principle (MDP) is applied in MSA in light of Landau’s argument to clarify whether promise-type verbs are highly marked exceptions as claimed by Hornstein or not. This investigation explains that promise-type verbs are not highly marked. The pieces of evidence provided by the MSA examples point out that control structure is not a raising structure; thus the former cannot be reduced to the latter.

KEYWORDS
PRO, Movement Theory of Control, Minimal Distance Principle, Promise-Type Verbs, Modern Standard Arabic, Highly Marked Exceptions.

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[1] Noura F. Abdou , "Control Structure between Removal and Movement: Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 79 - 82, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2013.010204.

(b). APA Format:
Noura F. Abdou (2013). Control Structure between Removal and Movement: Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 1(2), 79 - 82. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2013.010204.