Against Broad Subjects in Hebrew

Idan Landau

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Hebrew has no multiple nominative construction (MNC) of the Japanese type, contrary to the claims of three recent studies. The alleged "broad subject" in the Hebrew constructions is nothing but a left-dislocated DP. A series of arguments is presented to the effect that this DP patterns with Ā-bar phrases and displays none of the subject properties characteristic of either standard or broad subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Broad subjects
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Left dislocation
  • Multiple nominative construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


Dive into the research topics of 'Against Broad Subjects in Hebrew'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this