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The Acquisition Of English Infinitival Sentential Complementation By Adult Speakers Of Arabic, Badia Saleh Nadra Jan 1983

The Acquisition Of English Infinitival Sentential Complementation By Adult Speakers Of Arabic, Badia Saleh Nadra

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine the difficulties encountered by Arabic speakers in the acquisition of the subcategorization features of infinitive verbs (i.e., verbs which can take the infinitive complement). Subcategorization features are used in the correct selection of the complement-type each verb allows.