Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics

Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

Volume V: Ann Arbor, Michigan 1991

Editors
| University of Utah and University of Cambridge
| University of Utah and University of Cambridge
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027236036 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556195549 (USA) | USD 188.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027277091 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
 
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Introduction
1
I. Variation in Arabic
The use of variation: A study of the political speeches of Gamal Abd al-Nasir
Clive Holes
13
Knowing standard Arabic: testing Egyptians’ MSA abilities
Dilworth B. Parkinson
47
Stability and language variation in Arabic: Cairene and Kuwaiti dialects
Alaa Elgibali
75
The meaning of deflected/strict agreement variation in Cairene Arabic
R. Kirk Belnap
97
Emphasis spread in two Arabic dialects
Munther A. Younes
119
II. Phonological perspectives
Arabic pharyngealization and phonological features
Stuart Davis
149
Gemination and antigemination in Iraqi
Basim Majdi and Millicent Winston
163
III. Syntactic perspectives
Arabic genitives: A problematic structure for the binding theory
Tamar Kaplan
195
The copula in modern standard Arabic (SA)
Maher Bahloul
209
The position of subjects in modern Standard Arabic
Bernadette Plunkett
231
Case-marking and binding of subject clitics in Arabic complement clauses
Mark S. LeTourneau
261
IV. Historical perspectives
On the development of the Energic suffixes
David Testen
293
Early Arabic siin and šiin in light of the proto-semitic fricative-lateral hypothesis
Henry Churchyard
313
Index of subjects
343
Cited by

Cited by other publications

Haeri, Niloofar
2000. Form and Ideology: Arabic Sociolinguistics and Beyond. Annual Review of Anthropology 29:1  pp. 61 ff. Crossref logo
Hamam, Marco
2011. Text vs. Comment. Pragmatics 21:1  pp. 41 ff. Crossref logo
Kaye, Alan S.
2001. Diglossia: the state of the art. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2001:152 Crossref logo
Kaye, Alan S.
2002. Comment. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2002:157 Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 30 january 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91641663