Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II

Selected papers from the Fifth Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, Paris, 2000

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This volume contains 22 of the papers presented at the 5th Conference on Afroasiatic Languages (CAL 5) held at Université Paris VII in June 2000.
The authors report their latest research on the syntax, morphology, and phonology of quite a number of languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, Tigrinya, Coptic Egyptian, Berber, Hausa, Beja, Somali, Gamo). The articles discuss new solutions to familiar questions such as the free state/construct state alternation of nouns, the Semitic template system, and the morphosyntax of nominal and verbal plurality. Ten of the papers center on morphology, especially the relation of phonology to syntax and morphology; others address questions at the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface; two papers also offer comparative and historical perspectives. Taken as a whole, the papers provide an accurate picture of the state of current research in Afroasiatic linguistics, containing important new data and new analyses. Given its coverage, the book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Afroasiatic languages and theoretical linguistics.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 241]  2003.  vii, 547 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Alternation of state in Berber
Karim Achab
1–19
Anti-faithfulness: An inherent morphological property
Outi Bat-El
21–34
The internal structure of the determiner in Beja
Sabrina Bendjaballah
35–52
Reciprocals as plurals in Arabic
Elabbas Benmamoun
53–62
Modern Hebrew possessive yeS constructions
Nora Boneh
63–77
The thematic and syntactic status of Ps: The Dative, Directional, Locative distinction
Irena Botwinik-Rotem
79–104
Emergent vowels in Tigrinya templates
Eugene Buckley
105–125
Transitivity alternations in the Semitic template system
Edit Doron
127–149
Verbal plurality, transitivity, and causativity
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri
151–185
Ex-situ and in-situ focus in Hausa: Syntax, semantics and discourse
Melanie Green and Philip J. Jaggar
187–214
The metathesis effect in Classical Arabic and the representation of geminates
M. Masten Guerssel
215–240
Omotic: The ‘empty quarter’ of Afroasiatic Linguistics
Richard J. Hayward
241–261
Demonstratives and reinforcers in Arabic, Romance and Germanic
Tabea Ihsane
263–285
Tonal alternations in Somali
David Le Gac
287–304
Verb conjugations and the Strong Pronoun declension in Standard Arabic
John S. Lumsden and Girma Halefom
305–337
The historical dynamics of the Arabic plural system: Implications for the theory of morphology
Robert R. Ratcliffe
339–362
The syntax of special inflection in Coptic interrogatives
Chris H. Reintges
363–408
Indexicality, logophoricity, and plural pronouns
Philippe Schlenker
409–428
Vowel innovation in Arabic: Inductive grounding and pattern symmetry
Kimary N. Shahin
429–445
Phrasal movement in Hebrew DPs
Ivy Sichel
447–479
Prosodic Case checking domain: The Case of constructs
Tal Siloni
481–510
Templatic effects as fixed prosody: The verbal system in Semitic
Adam Ussishkin
511–530
Index
531–547
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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