Lalu Erwan Husnan


Sasak is spoken language used by Sasak speakers in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. This language is included into Bali-Sasak-Samawa subgroup. Most of the linguists and researchers constructed this language using SVO, but they do not explore the possible movement of the Noun Phrases (NPs) as the basis of constructing its structure. So, it is a need to have the possibility of the NPs movement whether the predicates in Sasak require one or two argument. Data used in this writing are taken through documentary method. They are analyzed using case theory proposed by Chomsky. The analysis shows that both raising verbs and raising adjective involve phrases case. They do not allow structural case movement. In addition, both induce raising. However, they are different in selecting source of NP movement; raising verbs finite or non finite clause, and raising adjective finite clause. Passivization also induces NP-movement in Sasak.
Moreover, passive verbs in Sasak can be followed by preposition of locative or not depend on the notion of the verbs used. It has the same analogy with unaccusativity verbs. They lack of internal argument and cannot assign accusative case.


NPs-movement; case theory; predicate; passive; unaccusativity

Full Text:



Black Cheryl A. 1999. A Step-by-step introduction to the Government and

Binding Theory of Syntax. Summer Institute of Linguistics. 76 pages.

Buring, Daniel. 2005. Binding Theory. Cambridge University Press. 281 pages.

Baltin, Mark and Collins, Chris. 2001. The Handbook of Contemporary Syntax Theory. Blackwell Publisher. 860 pages.

Bittner, Maria. 1994. Case, Scope, and Binding. Boston: Kluwer Academic

Publisher. 202 pages.

Carnie, Andrew. 2006. Syntax: Generative Introduction. UK: Blackwell Publishing. 479 pages.

Carnie, Andrew. 2010. Constituent Structure: Second Edition. Oxford University Press. 302 pages.

Honstein, Norbert. 2009. A Theory of Syntac: Minimal Operations and Universal Grammar. Cambridge University Press. 194 pages.

Haegeman, Liliane. 1994. Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Oxford UK: Blackwell. 701 pages.

Radford, Andrew. 1988. Transformational Grammar: a First Course. Cambridge University Press. 625 pages.

Radford, Andrew. 1997. Syntax: Minimalist Introduction. Cambridge University Press. 283 pages.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2014 Aksara

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.





AKSARA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

@2016 Balai Bahasa Provinsi Bali Jalan Trengguli I No. 34, Tembau, Denpasar 80238 Telepon (0361)461714, Faksimile (0361)463656, Pos-el:, Laman: