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  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; John McCarthy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume approach the study of Arabic, its structure and use, from different linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. The book is divided into three sections: Section I Morphological and Phonological Perspectives; Section II Semantic Perspectives; Section III Sociolinguistic Perspectives. more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Bernard Comrie; Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00

    This is the third in a continuing series of papers presented at the annual meetings of the Arabic Linguistic Society whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the study of Arabic within current approaches in linguistics. The volume includes a section on Arabic in relation to other languages, with papers ranging from the importance of Arabic to... more...

  • The “Broken” Plural Problem in Arabic and Comparative Semiticby Robert R. Ratcliffe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00

    The formal aspects of non-concatenative morphology have received considerable attention in recent years, but the diachronic dimensions of such systems have been little explored. The current work applies a modern methodological and theoretical framework to a classic problem in Arabic and Semitic historical linguistics: the highly allomorphic system... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Elabbas Benmamoun; Mushira Eid; Niloofar Haeri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00

    The papers in this volume address core areas in contemporary Arabic linguistics: syntax, phonology, and variation studies. The papers in the syntax sections address different topics from the perspective of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995) and subsequent work. The topics in this section are adverbs and adjectives, resumptive pronouns, gapping and... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes ten papers selected from the Eighth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, held at the University of Masschusetts, Amherst, 1994. Six of them deal with the syntax of Arabic two with phonology, and two with variation. The topics represented in the volume include binding in Arabic, the analysis of negation and negative polarity... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Dilworth B. Parkinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes twelve papers selected from the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, held at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1995. Three of the papers deal with codeswitching with Arabic, two with the acquisition of Arabic, and four with different aspects of Arabic grammatical structure. The volume also includes three papers presenting... more...

  • Jordanian Arabic between Diglossia and Bilingualismby Salah M. Suleiman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00

    Suleiman provides a linguistic analysis of Jordanian Arabic spoken by educated groups and in particular by students at Yarmouk University. He investigates the extent to which spoken Jordanian Arabic is affected by the classical-colloquial dichotomy (i.e. the extent to which diglossia is involved). In addition, the influence of language contact between... more...

  • Handbook of Arabic Literacyby Elinor Saiegh-Haddad; R. Malatesha Joshi

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book provides a synopsis of recently published empirical research into the acquisition of reading and writing in Arabic. Its particular focus is on the interplay between the linguistic and orthographic structure of Arabic and the development of reading and writing/spelling. In addition, the book addresses the socio-cultural, political and educational... more...

  • Information Structure in Spoken Arabicby Jonathan Owens; Alaa Elgibali

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores speakers? intentions, and the structural and pragmatic resources they employ, in spoken Arabic ? which is different in many essential respects from literary Arabic. Based on new empirical findings from across the Arabic world this book elucidates the many ways in which context and the goals and intentions of the speaker inform and... more...

  • Gathering the Tideby Patty Paine

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Patty Paine is the author of Oracle Bones (Red Hen Press, 2010) and Elegy & Collapse (Finishing Line Press, 2005). She is the founding editor of diode poetry journal. She is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar where she teaches writing and literature. Jeff Lodge is the author of the novel Where This Lake... more...