The distribution of null case and pro in Mah Meri phrases / Shazlin Niza Ab Razak

Shazlin Niza, Ab Razak (2016) The distribution of null case and pro in Mah Meri phrases / Shazlin Niza Ab Razak. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Abstract

      This dissertation analyses the existence of Null Case and PRO within the Mah Meri language following the Minimalist approach by Noam Chomsky who argues that PRO has null case checked by non-finite ‘T’. The Mah Meri language being one of the endangered languages is dying since it is spoken only by most adults within the population and not practiced among the children. Due to that, this research can contribute to the documentation of Mah Meri language in syntax. In addition to that, like any other languages, the non-finite phrases of the Mah Meri language will be identified to analyses the PRO as null case suggested by the Minimalist Approach. Findings reveal that in the Null Subject Parameter, there are Null Case and PRO existence in Mah Meri phrases.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2016.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Mah Meri language; Null case; Mah Meri population; Endangered languages
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
      Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 17:03
      Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 17:03
      URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6923

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