Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics

Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

Volume V: Ann Arbor, Michigan 1991

Mushira Eid | University of Utah and University of Cambridge
Clive Holes | University of Utah and University of Cambridge
ISBN 9789027236036 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556195549 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027277091 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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The papers in the first section of this volume, 'Variation in Arabic', deal with a wide range of topics: the function of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) vs. dialect variation in political speeches, patterns of variation in concord in Cairene dialect, the extent to which Cairenes 'know' MSA, and the scope of emphaticization in different dialects.
In the section on 'Phonological Perspectives' there are papers dealing with emphasis spread and with gemination/degemination/antigemination in Iraqi Arabic.
The papers in the section on syntax, all focused on MSA and within a GB framework, discuss aspects of Arabic that are problematic for current hypotheses in linguistics, and also more traditional issues such as word order and verbal vs. nominal sentences.
The last two papers represent a historical, comparative Semitic perspective: on the function of energic suffixes, and on the reconstruction of the early Arabic sounds represented by siin and šiin.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 101] 1993.  viii, 347 pp.
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