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By Mushira Eid, Robert R. Ratcliffe

ISBN-10: 9027236585

ISBN-13: 9789027236586

The papers during this quantity are a range of papers provided on the tenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (Salt Lake urban, 1-3 March 1996). The contributions are:
Remarks on concentration in regular Arabic: Jamal Ouhalla;
Definiteness awareness and serve as in Palestinian Arabic: Dina Belyayeva; Case homes of Nominalization Dps in Classical Arabic: Arthur Stepanov; Underspecification of Lexical Entries for Arabic Verbs: Mark S. LeTourneau; Plural Formation in Arabic: Ali Idrissi; Prosodic Templates in a Word-Based Morphological research of Arabic: Robert R. Ratcliffe; The Suppletive primary of Arabic ‘Come’: David Testen; On an Optimality-Theoretic Account of Epenthesis and Syncope in Arabic Dialects: Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh; Acoustics of Pharyngealization vs. Uvularization concord: Kimary N. Shahin; Phonological edition in Syrian Arabic: Correlation with Gender, Age, and schooling: Jamil Daher; Arabic audio system and Parasitic Gaps: Naomi Bolotin; tension Prosody and Speech Segmentation: facts from Moroccan Arabic: Younes Mourchid.

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It is possible to argue that laysa, used to negate otherwise nominal sentences, also belongs to this group (see Ouhalla 1993). If this reasoning is correct, 32 JAMALOUHALLA then the list of negation particles mentioned reduces to two members, maa and laa. The negative particles are illustrated in the following examples: As shown in (25), nominal sentences can be negated either by maa or by laysa. , inna, anna) which force accusative Case on noun phrases associated with them, and which are not equally obvious candidates for the category verb (see Mohammad 1989).

The notions of topic and comment (also known as theme and rheme, respectively) were extensively reviewed in the works of Prague School linguists as part of a functional approach to word order (Weil 1877; Mathesius 1929; Firbas 1966; Danes 1974). Pro to typically, topic is some type of given information that is a subset of shared knowledge between the sender and the addressee. Linearly, it comes first, with the comment following it. Such organization is justified for reasons of cognitive economy and it fulfills the basic communicative task of the language.

B. a Sinda-ka Zayd-un (Pamlaa)? To the extent that different terminology implies different readings, it seems that Pa has different readings depending on whether the sentence in which it occurs includes a continuation. The situation here is similar to the situation discussed earlier with respect to sentences with a preposed f-phrase and a possible contrastive continuation. It was suggested that the preposed f-phrase has a contrastive reading only in the presence of a continuation either mentioned in the sentence or understood in the context; otherwise, it has a specificational reading.

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