Publications

Soon after Malaysia got its independence from the British colonization in 1957, it has been striving to establish the Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) as the National language (Hassan, 2004). Malay has been seen as a symbol of unity and identity in a...
I argue that the noun in denominative verbs in Arabic and Hebrew is a lexical indivisible part of the verb. Evidence for the lexical analysis of denominal verbs is based on lexical, semantic, and syntactic arguments. I argue that, unlike the lexical...
Are unaccusatives verbal or non-verbal predicates? Baker (2003) suggests that they are nonverbal predicates and they are decomposed syntactically into a functional predicate and an adjective. However I argue in this paper that unaccusatives really...
The paper discusses the Arabic Broken plural and the Sound plural (BP and SP henceforth) as two instances of two distinct morphological processes involving different characteristics and mechanisms. I propose an analysis based on how morphology...
Collocations are not examined adequately within the minimalist program and other earlier mainstream theories because they are relegated to an irregular lexicon that is distinct from a rule-based syntax despite the fact that collocations may have...
This paper discusses some data of ASC in which regular plural inflection is included inside compounds. These data pose problems to Kiparsky’s level-ordering lexical morphology model (1982) and Li’s generalization on verb incorporation (1990). I...