The Balochi Simple Noun Phrase Structure: An X-bar Perspective

Authors

  • Faraz Ahmed Lecturer, Department of English, University of Makran, Panjgur, Balochistan, Pakistan. Author
  • Zahid Ali Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Government College University Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan Author
  • Muhammad Shoaib Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Government College University Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan Author
  • Muhammad Mullazai Lecturer, Department of English, University of Makran, Panjgur, Balochistan, Pakistan. Author

Keywords:

Simple Noun Phrase, X-bar Theory, Balochi, English, Noun Modifiers

Abstract

The main purpose of this current study is to describe and analyze Balochi simple noun phrase within the framework of X- bar theory. The current study describes the simple noun phrases of Balochi with the help of tree diagram. Simple various phrases of Balochi are described in the current study. Chomsky’s X-bar theory is used to answer the research questions. How Balochi simple noun phrases are used in daily spoken. The data are collected from natural oral form of Balochi phrases. In order to analyze the simple noun phrases of Balochi within the framework of X-bar theory in detailed with the help of tree diagram. In the current study the researcher used qualitative method by employing descriptive in nature based on primary data. Simple noun phrases are used within the framework of X-bar theory and this theory is obviously based on the assumption that prominent phrases have a head, which determines the name of that phrase.  A simple Noun phrase is a phrase that contains nouns alone or a noun with other simple modifiers. Dryer (2007) sees simple noun phrase as one which contains nouns and pronouns only with simple modifiers such as articles, adjectives, demonstratives and numerals. Pronouns and nouns occur as head alone in Balochi noun phrases as well as the pronouns could be interrogative or personal.  The sublime study therefore finds that Balochi has simple phrases which is similar to that of English.

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2023-12-28

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The Balochi Simple Noun Phrase Structure: An X-bar Perspective. (2023). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 92-107. http://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/172

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