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Volume :28 Issue : 110 2010      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

On the Obligatory Ellipsis of the Subject and Predicate (in Arabic)

Auther : Reem Alma’aita

This paper aims at proving that the concept of obligatory ellipsis of the subject and predicate is no longer in use. This premise will be verified by investigating different cases of obligatory ellipsis taken from Ibn Hishams Awdah Al-Masalik. The study also presents a chronological account of the relevant scholarly treatments advanced by old and new syntactians. 
The study is divided into two parts: the first is an introduction that covers the definition and usages of ellipsis in Arabic as well as a review of the old and new scholarly treatments relevant to such a topic. The second part entitled The obligatory ellipsis of the subject and predicate is concerned with two aspects: the involves an examination of the obligatory cases of Subject ellipsis, while the second involves an examination of the obligatory cases of Predicate ellipsis.
The paper reaches the conclusion that the concept of Obligatory Ellipsis was not explicitly used by early grammarians; rather, it only emerged after the 4th Hijri century to be used by later grammarians. This may be accounted for by the fact that such a construction was classified either as a nominal sentence, consisting of a subject and a predicate, or as a verbal sentence, consisting of a verb and a subject. In this paper, the subject-predicate construction is dealt with as belonging to the nominal type, as one of its constituents is normally covert and should be recovered later in accordance with such a taxonomy. When the grammarians realized that such a syntactic recovery never takes a place in the actual use of language, they labelled this type of ellipsis as obligatory. This may be accounted for by the possibility that they relied on the Principle of Agent which determines the type of any case ending a sentence should take.

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