Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English Language and Literature
T. Daniel Seely, Ph.D, Chair
Veronica Grondona, Ph.D.
Beverley Goodman, Ph.D.
The main aim of the thesis is to analyze the syntactic features of “raising and passive structures.” This thesis presents an overview of some of the essential analyses of raising and passive in Standard Arabic. The dissertation not only discusses the two central analyses of argument movement in Standard Arabic but also provides key modifications of Soltan’s (2007) analysis of raising and passive structures, with data that Soltan did not consider and with certain new theoretical proposals involving the inventory of functional projections available in Arabic.
Alburarabi, Saja, "The nature of a-movement in Arabic raising and passive structures" (2015). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 710.