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  1. Paul Peranteau, Perspectives on Arabic Lingustics Vol. XI

Message 1: Perspectives on Arabic Lingustics Vol. XI

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 10:24:30 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Perspectives on Arabic Lingustics Vol. XI

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of the following new

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics Vol. XI.
Papers from the Eleventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Atlanta,
BENMAMOUN, Elabbas, Mushira EID and Niloofar HAERI (eds)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 167
90 272 3672 0 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)
1 55619 883 3 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)

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 VP deletion, and the morphosyntax of reciprocals. The
phonology section consists of a contribution on coarticulation effects
of uvular(ized) segments, and of a paper on pharyngealization and
uvularization within the framework of Optimality Theory. The
sociolinguistics papers in the third section of the volume represent
three important lines of inquiry: discourse level variation, stylistic
variation, and diachronic variation. Contents: Layers in the
Distribution of Arabic Adverbs and Adjectives and Their Licensing:
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri; The Unoptionality of Resumptive Pronouns: The
Case of Moroccan Arabic: Abdessalam Elomari; Gapping and VP Deletion
in Moroccan Arabic: Ibtissam Kortobi; Implicit Reciprocals in Standard
Arabic: Mark S. LeTourneau; Gradient Uvularization Spread in
Ammani-Jordanian Arabic: Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh; Optimized Postvelar
Harmony in Palestinian Arabic: Kimary N. Shahin; Reported Speech in
Arabic Journalistic Discourse: Ahmed Fakhri; Gender in Linguistic
Variation: The Variable (q) in Damascus Arabic: Jamil Daher; Literary
Arabic and Early Hijazi: Contrasts in the Marking of Definiteness:
David Testen.

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