Article published in:Dependency Linguistics: Recent advances in linguistic theory using dependency structures
Edited by Kim Gerdes, Eva Hajičová and Leo Wanner
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 215] 2014
► pp. 325–346
Representation of zero and dummy subject pronouns within multi-strata dependency framework
The objective of this paper is to discuss a formal representation of subject pronoun within a multi-strata dependency model. We propose criteria to describe consistently subject pronoun variations, naming subject pronouns that have no meaning and/or no morpho-phonological expression. We will present particular syntactic structures raised from a change of voice category; and will emphasize the problematic representation of Pro-Drop impersonal construction within the multi-strata framework.
Published online: 01 October 2014
2008 Expression of pronominal subjects. In The World Atlas of Language Structures Online, M. Haspelmath, M.S. Dryer, D. Gil & B. Comrie (eds), Ch. 101. Munich: Max Planck Digital Library. <http://wals.info/feature/101> (8 March 2011).
El-Din Abdel-Hamid, A.K.
1972 A Transfer Grammar of English and Arabic. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Austin.
El Kassas, D.
2005 Etude contrastive du Français et de l’Arabe dans une perspective de génération multilingue. Ph.D. dissertation, Paris VII University.
Fassi Fehri, A.
2005 The Agentive Passive Construction in English and Its Translation into Arabic. MA dissertation, University of Haifa.