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Motavallian Naeini R. Syntactic Representation of Modal Verbs “bayestæn and šodæn” in Persian. IQBQ. 2017; 7 (7) :125-150
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-3499-en.html
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
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In this article, considering syntactic and semantic behavior of central modal verbs (Bayestæn, Šodæn) in Persian, we try to make a suitable decision about these verbs by demonstrating whether they are control or raising verbs. Based on previous point of views, we proposed three hypotheses: a) epistemic modals are raising and root modals including deontic and dynamic modals are control verbs b) epistemic and indirect deontic root modals having external participant are raising but dynamic and direct deontic root modals having internal participant are control verbs c) all kinds of models are raising verbs. In this article, using semantic and syntactic accounts, we concluded central modals which all of them are propositional in Persian, whether epistemic or root and whether internal or external participant are raising.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics
Received: 2016/01/23 | Accepted: 2016/04/11 | Published: 2017/01/20

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