Be and Equational Sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
The volume attempts to deal with equational sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and their remote structure. In this unique monograph Mohamed Sami Anwar oes to show that equational sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic are derived from underlying sentences that have transitive or intransitive verbs and that the verb be in its overt form is only a tense marker. The chapter following the introduction deals with the equational sentences functioning as conveyers of stative ideas. The third chapter deals with the verb be in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and how it functions only as a tense marker. The fourth chapter is an analysis of determination as regards the subject and why in some cases the predicate, at the surface structure, has to occur before the subject. The final chapter deals with the predicate slot and its types of fillers, and analyzes also the remote structure of the equational sentences to interpret the phenomenon of the presence and absence of agreement in number and gender between the subject and the predicate.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 2] 1979. vi, 128 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction | p. 1
Chapter 2. The function of equational sentences in Eca | p. 7
Chapter 3. Verb “be” in Eca | p. 12
Chapter 4. The subject of the equational sentence | p. 45
Chapter 5. The predicate and the remote structure of equational sentences | p. 65
Chapter 6. Conclusions | p. 99
Notes | p. 101
Appendixes | p. 103
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