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ERIC Number: ED112633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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The Relativization "Which That It Is" in Israeli Hebrew.
Harris, Alan C.
The first part of this paper provides a description and discussion of the major aspects of the process of relativization in Israeli Hebrew: (a) the use of a subordinating relative particle which in most cases can neither be deleted nor replaced and which is prefixed to the first constituent of the embedded S; (b) the obligatory pronominalization of the coreferential NP in the embedded S; and (c) the function of the relativized NP in determining whether or not the pronominalized form of the NP of the embedded S will be deletable. The second part of the paper deals with: (a) a hypothesis that historically the relative marker in Hebrew, in practically all cases of relativization, was preceded by a pronominalized relative; (b) a discussion of the possibility that Hebrew in an analogous manner closely parallels English in its historical development, leading us to consider some interesting claims about subordinating processes in general; and (c) a description and discussion of relative clause reduction as further support of some of the notions put forward in (a) and (b). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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