Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

List of John Benjamins publications for which Abdelkader Fassi Fehri plays a role.


Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Fassi Fehri, Abdelkader 2011 Arabic agree, silent pronouns, and reciprocalsPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the annual symposia on Arabic Linguistics, Broselow, Ellen and Hamid Ouali (eds.), pp. 75–126
Various grammatical phenomena have been analyzed so far as essentially formal, or interfacing with PF syntax. Verb subject agreement asymmetries, subject pronoun deficiency (or ‘Pro drop‘), and morpho-syntactic variation in reciprocal expressions in Arabic have been treated as such. The article… read more | Article
Fassi Fehri, Abdelkader 2007 Bare, generic, mass, and referential Arabic DPsPhrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic derivation and interpretation, Karimi, Simin, Vida Samiian and Wendy K. Wilkins (eds.), pp. 40–65
This paper investigates the properties of generic, mass, quantificational, and definite reference, in relation to the overt/covert expression of determiners, and shows that Arabic bare nouns are typically indefinite, while generic and mass interpretations require the overt expression of articles. I… read more | Article
DPs and BNs are used parametrically in Arabic (as well as in other languages) to express generic/existential contrasts, and mass/count oppositions. Unlike English and Romance, Arabic BNs behave like overt indefinites, give rise to bare singulars, and to numeral BNs, obviating scope or opacity… read more | Article