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By Hamid Ouali

This e-book offers a research of varied very important points of Tamazight Berber syntax in the generative culture. paintings on Berber linguistics from a generative viewpoint is still in lots of methods uncharted territory. there was rarely any released study in this language and its diverse dialects, specifically in English -- this publication fills a few of these gaps and lays down the rules for extra research.

Ouali seems at 3 likely disparate levels of syntactic phenomena, particularly Subject-verb contract, Clitic-doubling and unfavourable harmony. those phenomena have obtained diverse analytical remedies, yet Ouali proposes that they're all different types of contract derived lower than an analogous Chomskian 'Agree' mechanism.

The ebook addresses a primary query within the ongoing debate in fresh Minimalism with reference to how subject-verb contract is received and proposes a brand new research of the so-called Anti-Agreement influence. it will likely be of curiosity to all syntacticians and to researchers in Afroasiatic languages.

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