Burzio's Generalization and Arabic Verbs


This paper incorporates a detailed examination of what has come to be known as Burzio 's Generalization after Luigi Burzio's work of (1986) on Italian Syntax and purports to investigate how this generalization can be applied to data from Standard Arabic. We first review Burzio's generalization in section 2 , Section 3 deals with the generalization as it applies to Arabic declaratives and in Section 4 we examine the generalization with respect to two exclamative constructions in Standard Arabic. Section 5 sums up the findings of the paper regarding the application ofBurzio's generalization to the data considered.


Mohamed S. Al-Seghayar