Pronouns traces of grammar transformation version of government and binding

  • Khairul Paridi Mataram University, Indonesia
  • I Nyoman Sudika Mataram University, Indonesia
Keywords: Pronouns, Grammar, Single sentence, Transformation, Government


A problem concerned to be examined in this study was how the description of personal pronoun was contained in the single sentence. Therefore, this study was conducted aiming at describing personal pronouns in a single sentence and identifying the role of semantic of the personal pronoun in the single sentence. The theory used to study the phenomenon was Trace theory version of Transformation Theory of Government and Binding. This study discovered findings as follows: 1) the base position of the personal pronoun was under the position of NP, VP node; however, with the transfer process, the personal pronoun was under the position of NP, Agr. It was because every visible NP should have a case from its verb; 2) the trace marked by t was the landing site or base position before the pronoun and other elements move; 3) this theory was sufficient to give an idea of the position of the element of aspect and modal as the category of MP in phrase structure.


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How to Cite
Paridi, K., & Sudika, I. N. (2018). Pronouns traces of grammar transformation version of government and binding. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 175-186.