Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVII

Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Bloomington, Indiana, 2013

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| Indiana University, Bloomington
| Middlebury College
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The study of Arabic dialects has been an important and rich area of research over the past thirty-five years or so, with significant implications for modern linguistic analysis. The current volume builds on this tradition with ten scholarly contributions that provide novel data and analyses in multiple areas of Arabic linguistics: Syntax and its interfaces; regional and sociolinguistic variation; and first language acquisition. The linguistic facts in the volume are drawn from the various Arabic dialects spoken in North Africa, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, and Standard Arabic, and the analyses proposed reflect current approaches in linguistic theory. The volume, therefore, should be of interest to formal linguists, sociolinguists, historical linguists, dialectologists, as well as researchers on first language acquisition. It is our hope that the papers in this volume will spur more interest in and research on further aspects of Arabic linguistics.
[Studies in Arabic Linguistics, 3]  2016.  xvii, 238 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Introduction
Stuart Davis and Usama Soltan
xi–xvii
Part I: Syntax and its interfaces
Locative prepositional phrases and inalienable PLACE in Lebanese Arabic*
Lina Choueiri
3–33
On the syntax of exceptive constructions in Egyptian Arabic*
Usama Soltan
35–57
Verbal and nominal plurals and the syntaxmorphology interface
Elabbas Benmamoun
59–74
Exploring the syntax-phonology interface in Arabic
Sam Hellmuth
75–97
A salience-based analysis of the Tunisian Arabic demonstrative hāk as used in oral narratives*
Amel Khalfaoui
99–120
Part II: Arabic Linguistic Variation
Moroccan artists ‘blacklisted’: Dialect loyalty and gendered national identity in an age of digital discourse*
Atiqa Hachimi
123–150
Lateral fricative ḍād in Tihāmat Qaḥtān: A quantitative sociolinguistic investigation
Enam Al-Wer and Khairia Al-Qahtani
151–169
Arabic ȷ̌ and the class of Sun Letters: A historical and dialectological perspective
Aaron Freeman
171–185
Quantifying lexical and pronunciation variation between three Arabic varieties*
Mahmoud Abunasser and Elabbas Benmamoun
187–212
Part III: First Language Acquisition
Compensatory lengthening: Evidence from child Arabic
Eman Abdoh
215–236
Index
237–238
“For the Arabist reader, these papers will serve as groundbreaking work unifying detailed studies of Arabic with theoretically valuable discussion. For the general linguist, these papers provide a fine entry point to the Arabic specialist literature via empirically mature treatments of many different facets of the language.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2CS – Linguistics/Semitic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014023415 | Marc record