Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English Language and Literature
T. Daniel Seely, PhD, Chair
Damir Cavar, PhD
The goal of this thesis is to analyze the syntactic structure of the Arabic determiner phrase (DP) within the confines of Chomsky's minimalist program. Attention is drawn to a number of the misconceptions many linguists have about this constituent. Some of the issues that linguists overlook include the existence of an indefinite article as well as a possessive determiner that heads the genitive phrase. A new analysis of agreement within DP is presented, as well as an argument against the construct state analysis and analyses of other related issues.
Beina, Mohamed Cheikh, "The syntax of the Arabic determiner phrase" (2013). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 594.