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Assistant Professor in Department of Linguistics, University of Guilan, Guilan, Iran
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This research aims to account for Right Node Raising (RNR) in Persian. Three kinds of analysis have been put forward in the related literature: a) RNR as Across-The-Board (ATB) movement, b) RNR as PF-deletion, and c) RNR as Multiple Dominance. Arguments like non-constituents as RNR target, island insensitivity, violation of the Right-Roof Constraint (RRC), and immobile elements display that Persian RNR does not involve ATB movement. The findings of the research also show that Persian RNR is not a homogenous construction, and it can be divided into distinct subtypes. Therefore, accounting for it demands more than one approach. Arguments like cumulative agreement, internal reading of relational adjectives, and the quantifier each show that one subtype of Persian RNR is a result of Multiple Dominance. On the other hand, arguments such as non-constituents as RNR target, agreement in some cases, some types of control structures, and nonparallel conjuncts in terms of polarity display that the other subtype of Persian RNR involves PF-deletion.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics
Published: 2015/05/22

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