Examination of Verb and Verb Phrase in Boier Ahmadi Lori Based on X-bar Syntax

Fahime Mohammadpour


The big Chomskyan revolution took place by publication of Syntactic structures in 1957 but it evolved gradually during the time. In Syntactic structures, Chomsky introduced a grammar known as Generative Transformational Grammar which has many branches. One of its branches is Government and Binding theory / GB theory, sometimes called ‘Principle-and- parameters Theory’, also has some branches. One of its branches is ‘X-bar syntax’.
It seems that X-bar syntax is able to describe verb and verb phrase in Boier Ahmadi Lori adequately. So, a free conversation of Boier Ahmadi Lori's informant was recorded. Then all of its simple sentences were analyzed based on X-bar syntax. The research comes up with this conclusion that X-bar syntax is not adequate enough to justify all characteristics of the verb and verb phrase in Boier Ahmadi Lori language.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i3.2375

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