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  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Ellen Broselow; Mushira Eid; John McCarthy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 165.00

    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.... more...

  • Pidginization and Creolizationby Kees Versteegh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 158.00

    This book is concerned with the notions of “pidginization” and “creolization” and the role of these processes of language learning in the history of the Arabic language. It is argued that when a new type of Arabic emerged after the Islamic conquests in the 7th century AD, the language went through these processes, as can be... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Vicente Cantarino; Keith Walters

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 165.00

    This volume divides into 3 sections: I. Arabic in Contact: the Hispano-Arabic Connection; II. Arabic in Contact: Other Connections; III. Phonological Perspectives. more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Robert R. Ratcliffe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume are a selection of papers presented at the 10th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (Salt Lake City, 1-3 March 1996). The contributions are: Remarks on Focus in Standard Arabic: Jamal Ouhalla ; Definiteness Realization and Function in Palestinian Arabic: Dina Belyayeva ; Case Properties of Nominalization Dps in Classical... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Dilworth B. Parkinson; Elabbas Benmamoun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    The papers in this collection derive from the Annual Symposia on Arabic Linguistics held in Stanford (1999) and Berkeley (2000). The selection is noteworthy for its diversity of approach, and for a noticeable broadening of the kinds of questions that are being asked and the kind of data being gathered about Arabic in various settings. These papers... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    This volume includes ten papers selected from the Seventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. For the first time in this series, three of the papers represent experimental studies dealing with Arabic syllable and morphological structure. Four are focused on aspects of agreement in Arabic. The remaining three deal with certain problems in Arabic... more...

  • Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phoneticsby Zeki Majeed Hassan; Barry Heselwood

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    Brought together in this volume are fourteen studies using a range of modern instrumental methods ? acoustic and articulatory ? to investigate the phonetics of several North African and Middle Eastern varieties of Arabic. Topics covered include syllable structure, quantity, assimilation, guttural and emphatic consonants and their pharyngeal and laryngeal... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Ellen Broselow; Hamid Ouali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    The present volume presents cutting-edge research on Arabic linguistics. It features a set of papers which continue a long tradition of seeking new explanations for familiar or previously undiscovered structural patterns. While the papers illustrate a range of approaches, from formalist to functionalist, each paper combines rigorous analysis of a set... more...

  • Key Features and Parameters in Arabic Grammarby Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    In light of recent generative minimalism, and comparative parametric theory of language variation, the book investigates key features and parameters of Arabic grammar. Part I addresses morpho-syntactic and semantic interfaces in temporality, aspectuality, and actionality, including the Past/Perfect/Perfective ambiguity akin to the very synthetic temporal... more...

  • A Brief Introduction to The Arabic Alphabetby John F. Healey; G. Rex Smith

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    The Arabic alphabet has a rich history, one that is closely linked with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. In this comprehensive introduction the authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, which also gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. Using detailed illustrations the authors investigate early... more...