Afroasiatic

Data and perspectives

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| University of Turin
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The articles in the present volume offer an updated view of the breadth of theoretical and empirical research being carried on in the different subgroups of the Afroasiatic phylum. They are written by leading specialists and are representative of widely different perspectives and interests, from the analysis of data from scarcely known varieties to the reappraisal of old debates (such as the value of the Classical Arabic verbal forms).

Reflecting a great diversity of language structures and functions, the articles are grouped into three broad areas: the phylum as such in its classificatory and typological aspects; the analysis of the intricate morphology of Afroasiatic and its developments; and the syntax of Afroasiatic in its widest sense, from the clause to the sentence and beyond. They witness how Afroasiatic, with its unsurpassed historical depth and immense geographical breadth, keeps representing a constant source of fascinating data and implications for linguistic theory.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 339]  2018.  vi, 288 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Afroasiatic: Fresh insights from an “old” language family
Mauro Tosco
1–7
Part I. Afroasiatic
11–57
Did Proto-Afroasiatic have marked nominative or nominative-accusative alignment?
Helmut Satzinger
11–22
The limits and potentials of cladistics in Semitic
Petr Zemánek
23–39
Lexicostatistical evidence for Ethiosemitic, its subgroups, and borrowing
Grover Hudson
41–57
Part II. Forms and functions
61–149
Reconsidering the ‘perfect’–‘imperfect’ opposition in the Classical Arabic verbal system
Michal Marmorstein
61–83
The imperfective in Berber: Evidence of innovated forms and functions
Mena Lafkioui
85–103
Condition, interrogation and exception: Remarks on particles in Berber
Catherine Taine-Cheikh
105–130
The semantics of modals in Kordofanian Baggara Arabic
Stefano Manfredi
131–149
Part III. Predication and beyond
154–285
Insubordination in Modern South Arabian: A common isogloss with Ethiosemitic?
Olga Kapeliuk
153–165
Possessive and genitive constructions in Dahālik (Ethiosemitic)
Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle
167–184
The characterization of conditional patterns in Old Babylonian Akkadian
Eran Cohen
185–202
Locative predication in Chadic: Implications for linguistic theory
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
203–233
Unipartite clauses: A view from spoken Israeli Hebrew
Shlomo Izre'el
235–259
The Interaction of state, prosody and linear order in Kabyle (Berber): Grammatical relations and information structure
Amina Mettouchi
261–285
Index
287–288
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2C – Linguistics/Afro-Asiatic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017045536 | Marc record