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1. Theoretical Background
1.0. Introduction and Outline of the Thesis1
1.1. Case in Syntactic Theory5
1.1.1. Case in Government and Binding
1.1.2. Case in the Minimalist Program
1.2. Adopted Framework: Minimalist Syntax
1.2.1. Design
1.2.2. Merge
1.2.3. Agree
2. Agreement and Tense do not License Structural Case in SA
2.1. Background
2.1.1. Background on Case Licensing Crosslinguistically
2.1.2. Background on Case Licensing in Standard Arabic
2.2. Structural Case Licensing in the Absence of Agreement and Tense
2.2.1. Case Licensing in the Absence of Agreement
2.2.1.1. Subject/Object-Verb Agreement Facts
2.2.1.3. More on φφφφ-defectivity in SA
2.2.2. Case Licensing in the Absence of Tense
2.2.2.1. Facts from Imperatives
2.2.2.2. Disassociation between Acc Case and Tense
3. SA Verbal System, Verbal Case, and Verbless Sentences
3.1. SA Verbal Forms and Verbal Particles
3.1.1. SA Verbal Forms
3.1.1.1. Traditional Arabic Grammarians’ Division
3.1.1.2. Wright’s Division
3.1.1.3. The Proposed Division
3.1.2. SA Verbal Particles38
3.1.2.1. The Subjunctive Form Assigning Particles
3.1.2.2. The Jussive Form Assigning Particles
3.2. The concept of Verbal Case
3.2.1. Attempts in the Generative Framework
3.2.2. Verbal Case in SA as the Source of Verbal Licensing
3.3.1. Subjects and Topics in SA47
3.3.2. Default Case is Part of UG
3.3.3. Verbless Sentences are Finite Clauses
3.3.4. The Structure of SA Copular and Verbless sentences
4. Verbal Case as the Structural Case Licenser
4.1. The Concept of Verbal Case Revisited
4.1.1. Finiteness
4.1.1.1. Infl-related Finiteness67
4.1.1.2. Comp-related Finiteness
4.1.2. Verbal Case in SA as the Source of DP Licensing
4.2. The Proposal
4.2.1.1. Stowell (1982)
4.2.1.2. Enç (1987)
4.2.1.3. Raposo (1987)76
4.2.1.4. Rizzi (1997)
4.2.1.5. Other Proposals
4.2.2. Case Feature Valuation: The Syntactic System
4.2.2.1. Case in Verbal Sentences
4.2.2.2. Case in Copular Sentences
4.2.2.3. Case in Verbless Sentences
4.2.2.4. Case in Verbless Sentences with ‘Ȥinna’
4.2.3. The Claims
4.3. Evidence for the New Account of Verbal Case
4.3.1. Fabb (1984)
4.3.2. Levin & Massam (1985)
4.3.3. Massam (1985)
4.3.4. Haegeman (1986)
4.3.5. Raposo (1987)
4.3.6. Watanabe (1993)
4.3.7. Carstens (2001)
4.3.10. Lee (2005)
4.4. Feature Inheritance: Chomsky (2005, 2006)
5. Case Checking in Various SA Clauses
5.1. Case Checking in Embedded Clauses
5.1.1. Case in Control Constructions
5.1.1.1. Finiteness on the Control Embedded Verbs
5.1.1.1.1. Against [Agr] and [T]
5.1.1.1.2. For [Mood]
5.1.1.2. Case in Control Embedded Clauses
5.1.2. Case in ECM Constructions
5.1.2.1. Want-type Verbs
5.1.2.2. Believe-type Verbs
5.1.3. Case in Raising Constructions
5.2. Case Checking in Imperative Clauses
5.2.1. SA Imperatives are Finite Clauses
5.2.2. Case in Imperative Clauses
5.3. Case Checking in Passives
5.4. Case Checking in Unaccusatives and Unergatives
5.4.1. Unaccusatives
5.4.2. Unergatives
5.5. Case in Participial Sentences
5.5.1. Why Participles do not License Structural Nom Case
5.5.2. Why Participles License Structural Acc Case
5.5.3. Structural Case in SA and Phases
5.6. The Structure of pro and its Case Requirements155
6.2. Extensions
6.3. Concluding Remarks
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