Against Broad Subjects in Hebrew

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Abstract

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
JournalLingua
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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