Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics

Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Volume III: Salt Lake City, Utah 1989

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  • Editors: Bernard Comrie1, and Mushira Eid1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 1991
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027277893

This is the third in a continuing series of papers presented at the annual meetings of the Arabic Linguistic Society whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the study of Arabic within current approaches in linguistics. The volume includes a section on Arabic in relation to other languages, with papers ranging from the importance of Arabic to general linguistic theory, and guttural phonology to Arabic loanwords in Acehnese, verbless sentences in Arabic and Hebrew, and a contrastive study of middle and unaccusative constructions in Arabic and English. In the second section of the book, “Grammatical perspectives on Arabic”, topics ranging from causatives in Moroccan Arabic and epenthesis in Makkan Arabic to a computer analysis of Modern Standard Arabic morphology are discussed. The third section, “Socio- and psycholinguistic perspectives”, includes papers on women, men, and linguistic variation, code switching and linguistic accommodation, and agrammatism.

Subjects: Afro-Asiatic languages

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Southern California, Los Angeles and University of Utah

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