oa Journal for Semitics - Die toepasbaarbeid van GB-teorie op nie-Iewende tale: evidensie oor die interpretasie van klitiekverskynsels in Bybelse Aramees

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471



In this study the applicability of GB-theory for the descriptionption and explanation of the syntax of a dead language is investigated. Three aspects of clitic constructions in Biblical Aramaic are investigated: the restriction by clitics on right branching of bound constructions, the presence of the dummy casemarker and coreference between a clitic and a complement. It is shown that mechanisms of GB-theory can be used for the descriptionption of clitic constructions in Biblical Aramaic and can supply illuminating explanations for clitic constructions, which were meagerly noted in the past.

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