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ERIC Number: ED503761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
An Analysis of Adjuncts: A Syntacto-Discoursal Approach (A Case Study in Contemporary Persian)
Jafari, Azita; Sedigh Ziabari, Roya
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In broad terms, this paper is concerned with adjunct construction in Persian, which is an Indo-Iranian Language. During the recent century, specially in its final decades, different researches have been done about adjuncts and adjunction among different languages, but despite the fact that they are very important in Persian language, no attempts have been done regarding the position of adjuncts based on the Minimalist Program and functional Grammar. So authors of this article, after reviewing the records of Persian and non-Persian linguistic researches, introduce adverbs and prepositional phrases in Persian language, then their syntactic position is determined, based on, and Ernest (2002), Halliday (2004), Radford (2004) and Haegeman (2006). According to the data which have been analyzed in this paper, it is concluded that, in Persian sentences, the structural differences can be made to follow from the semantic one. The view of adverbial licensing makes the overall grammar more restrictive by banning reference to different syntactic structures for different semantic classes of adjuncts.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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