Overt and Null Subject Pronouns in Jordanian Arabic

Islam M. Al-Momani


The paper aims at examining the role that morphology plays in allowing and/or motivating sentences in Jordanian Arabic (hereafter JA) to be formed with or without subject pronouns. It also aims at giving a comprehensive and descriptive presentation of the distribution of overt and null subject pronouns in JA, and tries to determine to what extent there is optionality in its system.

Keywords: null subject pronouns, overt subjects, pro-drop languages, verbal inflectional morphology

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