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An Examination of the Morphosyntactic Structure of Verb Phrases in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic

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2018
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This research is an examination of the morphological and syntactical features found within verb phrases of Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, a Semitic language which originates from Mesopotamia. From this examination, a configurational model is proposed, which depicts the grammatical arrangement of these morphosyntactic features during verb phrase formation. Additionally, accompanying this description of the language's verb phrases, a dependency-based approach is taken for the analysis of the language's sentence structure. Such a method departs from traditional perspectives which posit that the concept of a sentence is the compositional result of two distinct linguistic elements: a subject and a predicate (the verb phrase). However, from the analysis of the language, an argument is presented for a reconsideration of the conceptualization of a sentence that would position the verb as the primary element, or nucleus, on which all other occurring elements are either directly or indirectly dependent.
Title: An Examination of the Morphosyntactic Structure of Verb Phrases in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.
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Name(s): Barile, Paul
Hamilton, Michael
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Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
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Abstract/Description: This research is an examination of the morphological and syntactical features found within verb phrases of Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, a Semitic language which originates from Mesopotamia. From this examination, a configurational model is proposed, which depicts the grammatical arrangement of these morphosyntactic features during verb phrase formation. Additionally, accompanying this description of the language's verb phrases, a dependency-based approach is taken for the analysis of the language's sentence structure. Such a method departs from traditional perspectives which posit that the concept of a sentence is the compositional result of two distinct linguistic elements: a subject and a predicate (the verb phrase). However, from the analysis of the language, an argument is presented for a reconsideration of the conceptualization of a sentence that would position the verb as the primary element, or nucleus, on which all other occurring elements are either directly or indirectly dependent.
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