Modality, Aspect and Negation in Persian

| University of Toronto
ISBN 9789027255112 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290687 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This monograph presents a morpho-syntactic investigation on modality, aspect, and negation by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. The analysis is based on the Minimalist program. This research challenges the idea that the syntactic structure maps on the semantic interpretation or vice versa. The discussion presented in this monograph shows that the syntactic structure of Persian modals is uniform no matter if the modals are interpreted as having root or epistemic readings. Although it is claimed that modals are raising constructions in different languages, modals in Persian, which does not have subject-raising constructions, show a different syntactic behavior. Furthermore, the structural analysis of the interaction of Persian modals and negation shows that because of the scope interaction of negation and modals, the syntactic structure of modals with respect to negation mostly corresponds to the semantic interpretation of modals.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 128]  2008.  ix, 183 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Mood and modality in Persian: Morpho-syntactic and semantic view
Chapter 3. Persian modals: Syntactic representation
Chapter 4. Negation
Chapter 5. Interaction of modality with negation
Chapter 6. Persian word order: Reconsideration
Chapter 7. Concluding remarks
Index of subjects
“The book is a foundational work in the study of Persian syntax.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008013779 | Marc record