Elabbas Benmamoun

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elabbas Benmamoun plays a role.

Book series

Titles

Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Generative linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Generative linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Discourse studies | Generative linguistics | Phonology | Pragmatics | Syntax

Articles

Akkuș, Faruk and Elabbas Benmamoun 2018 Syntactic outcomes of contact in Sason ArabicArabic in Contact, Manfredi, Stefano and Mauro Tosco (eds.), pp. 37–52
In this paper, we discuss a number of morphosyntactic properties of Sason Arabic, which could be strongly argued to be due to contact with the neighboring languages, some of which have head-final properties. We argue that Sason Arabic patterns with both its Arabic neighbors and the typologically… read more | Chapter
This paper reports on computational measures of linguistic variation that quantify the lexical and pronunciation variation between three varieties of Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, and Gulf Arabic. We provide three measures of linguistic variation; all computed based on elicitation of… read more | Article
In this paper, we discuss the syntax of negation in Sason Arabic which patterns with both its Arabic neighbors, particularly the so-called Mesopotamian varieties (such as the Iraqi variety/varieties of Mosul) and the neighboring languages that are typologically different, particularly Kurdish and… read more | Article
One of the assumptions of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky, 1995, and subsequent work within the program) is the idea that (narrow) syntactic derivations are driven by the interaction between formal features. However, one key aspect of formal features that drives their syntactic activity is the lack… read more | Article
In this paper, we discuss a topic that has not received extensive attention within the lively debate about the syntax of sentential negation in Arabic varieties. The topic concerns the interaction between the subject of the sentence, particularly the pronominal subject, and the sentential negative.… read more | Article
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Abdulkafi Albirini, Silvina Montrul and Eman Saadah 2014 Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 4:1, pp. 89–123
This study investigates heritage speakers’ knowledge of plural formation in their colloquial varieties of Arabic, which use both concatenative and non-concatentative modes of derivation. In the concatenative derivation, a plural suffix attaches to the singular stem (muhandis ‘engineer-sg.’ →… read more | Commentary
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Mahmoud Abunasser, Rania Al-Sabbagh, Abdelaadim Bidaoui and Dana Shalash 2014 Variations on the same theme: Sentential negation and the negative copula 
in ArabicPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIV–XXV: Papers from the annual symposia on Arabic Linguistics. Texas, 2010 and Arizona, 2011, Farwaneh, Samira and Hamid Ouali (eds.), pp. 121–138
The main aim of this paper is to provide both synchronic and diachronic evidence that Standard Arabic and the spoken dialects pattern the same way with regard to the syntactic mechanisms that govern the relationship between lexical categories and functional categories. The focus is on sentential… read more | Article
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Archna Bhatia and Maria Polinsky 2009 Closest conjunct agreement in head final languagesLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2009, van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (ed.), pp. 67–88
We discuss the phenomenon of closest conjunct agreement with a special focus on head-final languages; we present data from two such languages, Hindi and Tsez, which allow agreement with the rightmost conjunct when the verb follows the conjoined phrase. This contrasts with head-initial languages,… read more | Article
Benmamoun, Elabbas 2007 PrefacePerspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the annual symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Benmamoun, Elabbas (ed.), pp. ix–xiv
Miscellaneous
Alhawary, Mohammad T. and Elabbas Benmamoun 2005 IntroductionPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the annual symposium on Arabic linguistics, Alhawary, Mohammad T. and Elabbas Benmamoun (eds.), pp. ix–xv
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Benmamoun, Elabbas 2000 Agreement Asymmetries and the PF InterfaceResearch in Afroasiatic Grammar: Papers from the Third conference on Afroasiatic Languages, Sophia Antipolis, 1996, Lecarme, Jacqueline, Jean Lowenstamm and Ur Shlonsky (eds.), pp. 23–40
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Benmamoun, Elabbas 1996 The Derivation of the Imperative in ArabicPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Eid, Mushira and Dilworth B. Parkinson (eds.), pp. 151 ff.
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Benmamoun, Elabbas 1991 Causatives in ArabicPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Comrie, Bernard and Mushira Eid (eds.), pp. 173 ff.
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