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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ZABANPAZHUHI   summer 2017 , Volume 9 , Number 23 ; Page(s) 27 To 51.
 
Paper: 

Exclamative Constructions in Persian: A Minimalist Approach

 
 
Author(s):  Anousheh mazdak*, Rezvaniyan mina
 
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Abstract: 
In the generative literature much less attention has been paid to the exclamative constructions with an exclamative word than the interrogative ones. This calls for a more detailed analysis of the exclamative constructions, and an attempt will be made within the Minimalist framework to determine the syntactic position occupied by the exclamative word č e (what). In this regard, we need to distinguish between two types of exclamative expressions due to the (non-) quantificational nature of the wh-phrase. This involves interpreting the wh-word on the one hand in A-bar position as a Q-adverb and keeping its quantificational force, and on the other hand in the head of a demonstrative phrase (DP) as an indefinite article and giving a non-quantificational reading. We will argue that, in addition to this, in Persian the edge feature [EF] on C in an exclamative clause cannot trigger movement of an exclamative expression to spec-C, contrary to what happens in English. Closer examination of a wider range of data, however, reveals that the Persian exclamative wh-phrase may undergo an optional movement to the specifier position of a focus projection which is above the TP, resulting in a well-formed but emphatic interpretation of the exclamative construction.
 
Keyword(s): Exclamative Construction,Exclamative Word,Determiner Phrase,Quantifier,Focus Phrase
 
 
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APA: Copy

Anousheh, m., & Rezvaniyan, m. (2017). Exclamative Constructions in Persian: A Minimalist Approach. JOURNAL OF ZABANPAZHUHI, 9(23 ), 27-51. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=660366



Vancouver: Copy

Anousheh mazdak, Rezvaniyan mina. Exclamative Constructions in Persian: A Minimalist Approach. JOURNAL OF ZABANPAZHUHI. 2017 [cited 2021April19];9(23 ):27-51. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=660366



IEEE: Copy

Anousheh, m., Rezvaniyan, m., 2017. Exclamative Constructions in Persian: A Minimalist Approach. JOURNAL OF ZABANPAZHUHI, [online] 9(23 ), pp.27-51. Available at: <https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=660366>.



 
 
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