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The Syntax of Arabic

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  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521659864

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  • Recent research on the syntax of Arabic has produced valuable literature on the major syntactic phenomena found in the language. This guide to Arabic syntax provides an overview of the major syntactic constructions in Arabic that have featured in recent linguistic debates, and discusses the analyses provided for them in the literature. A broad variety of topics are covered, including argument structure, negation, tense, agreement phenomena, and resumption. The discussion of each topic sums up the key research results and provides new points of departure for further research. The book also contrasts Standard Arabic with other Arabic varieties spoken in the Arab world. An engaging guide to Arabic syntax, this book will be invaluable to graduate students interested in Arabic grammar, as well as syntactic theorists and typologists.

    • Accessible to specialists and non-specialists as it integrates detailed background information with in-depth analysis
    • Provides detailed descriptions of Arabic syntactic phenomena and discusses related theoretical issues
    • Features extensive data from different varieties of Arabic, including Standard Arabic
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    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521659864
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Issues in the syntax of Arabic
    2. Clause structure in Arabic
    3. The syntax of subjects
    4. Sentential agreement
    5. The syntax of sentential negation
    6. Modes of interrogation
    7. Restrictive relatives
    8. Clitic left dislocation and focus constructions
    9. The syntax of the Arabic left periphery.

  • Authors

    Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University, Boston
    Joseph E. Aoun is President of Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Elabbas Benmamoun, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Lina Choueiri is Associate Professor in the English Department at the American University of Beirut.

    Lina Choueiri, American University of Beirut
    Elabbas Benmamoun is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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