Is PROarb the same as pro? Evidence from Persian impersonal constructions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126632
Title:
Is PROarb the same as pro? Evidence from Persian impersonal constructions
Author:
Taleghani, Azita
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126632
Abstract:
This paper challenges the existence of PRO module in the grammar. Hornstein (1999) suggests that PRO does not exist and PROarb is identical to pro. Landau (1999), however, claims that PRO exists and PROarb is different from pro syntactically. The data provided here, along with the analysis to be presented, show that PROarb and pro function similarly in Persian imperson-al constructions. Persian does not have any overt DPs with appropriate semantics such as impersonal one in English. Therefore, the only feature combinations that are compatible with the semantics are those for the covert equivalent of one.
Type:
text; Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorTaleghani, Azitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T16:23:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-31T16:23:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/126632-
dc.description.abstractThis paper challenges the existence of PRO module in the grammar. Hornstein (1999) suggests that PRO does not exist and PROarb is identical to pro. Landau (1999), however, claims that PRO exists and PROarb is different from pro syntactically. The data provided here, along with the analysis to be presented, show that PROarb and pro function similarly in Persian imperson-al constructions. Persian does not have any overt DPs with appropriate semantics such as impersonal one in English. Therefore, the only feature combinations that are compatible with the semantics are those for the covert equivalent of one.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleIs PROarb the same as pro? Evidence from Persian impersonal constructionsen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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