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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    This study presents data from auditory and acoustic analyses of /l/ in the production of a total of 23 English and Arabic monolingual and bilingual children and adults. /l/ production in each language is described, taking into account the varieties produced in the subjects’ environment and also developmental patterns of /l/ acquisition normally... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Ellen Broselow; Hamid Ouali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    This study explores the acquisition of Subject-Verb- Object (SVO) and Verb- Subject-Object (VSO) structures in Palestinian Colloquial Arabic (PCA) using a repetition task to examine the production of these structures in a group of fifteen typically developing children aged 1:7–3:0. The findings indicate that the VSO order is mastered early, and... 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...

  • The Performing Arts in Medieval Islamby Li Guo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.? more...

  • Poems from Guantanamoby Marc Falkoff; Flagg Miller; Ariel Dorfman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo. Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantanamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantanamo, in legal limbo. more...

  • The London Cabbieby Alf Townsend

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    Forty years ago Alf Townsend passed The Knowledge - after 14,000 miles on a moped round central London. Since then he has covered millions of miles in his taxi. This book includes a selection of his extraordinary and hilarious tales of everyday life as a cabbie, in which we meet Mr Whippy and Violent Pete, Bread Roll Mick and the Motorway Mouse, Claude... more...