Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics

Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

Volume IV: Detroit, Michigan 1990

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ISBN 9789027235824 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
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This volume includes papers on the study of Arabic dialects and their implications for general linguistics (Section I), as well of papers of a more general nature (Sections II and III). Because the Arabic dialects are similar in many ways, a study of their differences can help isolate precisely the range of permissible interlinguistic variation (i.e. the “parameters” of universal grammar). A number of papers in Section I focus on the contribution of dialect studies to a theory of crossdialectal and crosslinguistic variation; others focus on individual dialects, thus providing data and analyses that can further contribute to our understanding of this type of variation. The papers in Sections II and III of the volume are selected from the general session of the symposium and address sociolinguistic and historical aspects of Arabic, respectively.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 85]  1992.  viii, 282 pp.
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Table of Contents
I. Arabic dialects: implications for general linguistics
Parametric variation in Arabic dialect phonology
Ellen Broselow
Vowel shortening in two Arabic dialects
Mahasen Hasan Abu-Mansour
Extra-Arabic affliations of k-Yemeni
David Testen
Shifting boundaries: the effect of MSA on dialect convergence in Baghdad
Farida Abu-Haidar
Pronouns, Questions, and agreement
Mushira Eid
Cariene Arabic auxiliaries and the category AUX
John C. Eisele
II. Sociolinguistic perspectives
How different are men and women: palatalization in Cairo
Niloofar Haeri
A sociolinguistic description of (u:) in korba Arabic: defining linguistic variables in contact situations and relic areas
Keith Walters
Code-mixing in the speech of Arabic-English bilinguals
Ahmad A. Atawneh
III. Historical perspectives
Variable agreement with nonhuman controllers in classical and modern standard Arabic
R. Kirk Belnap and Osama Shabaneh
Morphosyntactic analysis in Al-Jumal fii l-na@w : Discourse structure and metalanguage
Karin Ryding
Index of subjects
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