Pronominal resumption in Baghdadi Arabic: A case for movement

Laura Sterian

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This paper discusses pronominal resumption in Baghdadi Arabic and focuses on the nature of the resumptive pronoun and how this supports a movement analysis of resumption. Resumptive pronouns have been analysed as D-heads (Demirdache 1991; Boeckx 2003; Demirdache & Percus 2008; 2011; Guilliot 2006; Malkawi 2009). Based on empirical evidence from Baghdadi Arabic I propose instead that resumptive pronouns are not Dheads, but φ-heads, in other words they are defective goals that must move from their base position to a derived one in IP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-336
JournalEditura Universitatti din Bucuresti
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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