LINGUIST List 13.1935

Wed Jul 17 2002

Qs: Native Arabic Speakers

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  1. Reiko Vermeulen, native speakers of Arabic needed

Message 1: native speakers of Arabic needed

Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 15:51:42 +0000
From: Reiko Vermeulen <>
Subject: native speakers of Arabic needed

Dear Linguists,

I am studying a construction in Modern Standard Arabic, which is
usually, but not always, treated as left-dislocation (Doron & Heycock
1999, Fassi-Fehri 1993, Mohammad 1999). Examples are given below.

(1)hind-un yuqa:bilu-ha -ulla:b-u	
 Hind-nom meet(3m)-her the-students(m)-nom
 'Hind, the students are meeting her.'

(2)xaalid-un ra?aa sadiiq-u-hu saalim-an
 Khalid-nom saw friend-nom-his Salim-acc
 'Khalid, his friend saw Salim.'

My particular interest lies in the occurrence of the nominative case
particle un on various constituents and the positions in which these
nominative phrases may appear. In order to carry out this research, I
need some native speakers of Arabic to help me with some data. It
would involve occasional judgement and translation queries by e-mail.
If you are willing/able to help, please contact me at the above e-mail

Best regards,
Reiko Vermeulen
University College London, UK

Subject-Language: Arabic, Standard; Code: ABV 
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