Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVI: Papers from the by Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Karen Froud

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This quantity offers a different choice of experiences representing variety and innovation in Arabic linguistics. the quantity comprises a number of groundbreaking papers authored by means of leaders within the box geared up round key facets of Arabic morphosyntax, semantics, phonology, and sociolinguistics, in addition to language acquisition and neurolinguistics. Balancing intensity and width of insurance, the amount integrates various papers linked to inherent dialectal and diglossic edition, leading edge questions, information, and techniques, in addition to leading edge reexaminations of current theoretical frameworks, creating a significant contribution to the knowledge of Arabic linguistic constitution and human language representation/processing all through all papers. the amount is meant to focus on the aptitude contribution of Arabic linguistics and to suggest additional contributions to the sparse wisdom of language illustration and processing in Arabic to extra improve our realizing of innate linguistic wisdom. It attracts distinct recognition to the aptitude contribution of experiences of range in Arabic dialects and among the 2 language sorts of Arabic, for the wider research of human language.

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Rafad-yurfud “refuse (to do)”; bess ʔana rafadt aakil wala gatʕa. ” (Elicited datum)   Frederick M. 3 Wala-phrases cannot be licensed by anti-additive or “merely” downward entailments, which are able to license negative polarity interpretations for words such as the following:4 (13) a. f. English emphatic “ANYthing”); b. iši (Jordanian/Palestinian), šiː (Syrian/Lebanese) “(one) thing, anything”; c. ḥada, waːḥad “(one) person, anyone”; d. ʕumr “ever” Anti-additive or merely-downward-entailing contexts include the following (see Hoyt 2010, 130–132 for detailed examples): (14) a b.

325). In my data, which come from Nablusi Palestinians, the Yod-less items are confined to the environment mentioned above, but the observations provided by Garbell may be taken as further evidence that in the Palestinian dialects dropping of Yod was not altogether absent. To my knowledge, there is no information in the literature about the maintenance/dropping of Yod in other Levantine dialects. Informal inquiries on my part about the forms used by the native speakers of the dialects of Beirut and Damascus indicate that the pattern used in these dialects is identical to the Palestinian pattern being analysed for a different feature, confirm that /j/ is indeed dropped in open syllables; more Yod-less examples include /biʒurr/ ‘he pulls’; /biħutʕ/ ‘he puts’; /biħibb/ ‘he likes/loves’; /bixarrib/ ‘he spoils’; /biʒallis/ ‘he fixes’.

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