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Abdolkarimi S, Kord Za’feranlou Kambouzia A, Aghagolzadeh F, Golfam A. Passivisation of Persian Compound Verbs from a Semantic Perspective and the Theory of Conceptual Semantics. IQBQ. 2011; 2 (2) :1-17
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-6290-en.html
1- Ph.D., Professor, Department of General Linguistics, , Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of General Linguistics, , Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of General Linguistics, , Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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The present paper is an attempt to investigate the methods of passivisation of Persian compound verbs on the one hand and, to introduce Jackendoff’s semantic theory; which is called Theory of Conceptual Semantics on the other. The purpose of introducing this theory is to check Persian data within the framework of this theory to see if the its foundations, as its founder claims, are universal and can justify Persian data or not. To do this, the semantic behaviors of 22 Persian compound verbs were examined when making them passive. There are two methods for the passivization of Persian compound verbs, namely syntactic and semantic. Since the Jackendoff’s semantic theory is unable to explain the unacceptability of grammatical sentences, because the approach it takes for semantic analysis is making semantic components salient, thus we will reason that if sentence is not considered as the unit of semantic analysis, the outputs of such analysis will not be correct.
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Received: 2010/10/17 | Accepted: 2011/06/14 | Published: 2011/06/14

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