Blocking and extended exponence of suffix pronouns in Arabic perfective verb conjugation

Mardiah, Zaqiatul and Hizbullah, Nur and Niswah, Awaliyah Ainun (2020) Blocking and extended exponence of suffix pronouns in Arabic perfective verb conjugation. International Review of Humanities Studies, 5 (2). pp. 730-745. ISSN 2477-6866

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Noyer (1997) utilized blocking and extended exponence to encode pronouns in the conjugation of imperfect verbs in Arabic. His findings were criticized by Stump (2001) and Xu (2010), because the formulation was considered too complex. Xu (2010) offered a unified integrated account based on Optimality Theory while still relying on blocking and extended exponence. However, their for-mulation only focuses on the pronouns of imperfect verb conjugations. So far, the optimality of conjugations of perfective Arabic verbs which are also complex in nature, have not been considered yet in their studies. This study extends the work of Xu (2010) by developing the formulation of the optimal forms of the suffix pronouns of the Arabic perfective verb conjugations. The results of study reveal that several exponences which in different situations, each can realize several assingments. Instead, there is an assignment that is realized by more than one exponence

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: suffix pronouns, blocking and extended exponence, optimality theory, perfective verb.
Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 490 Other languages > 492 Semitic Afro-Asiatic languages > 492.7 Arabic and Maltese languages
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya (FIB) > Sastra Arab
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 08:09
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 08:09

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