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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:48:34 +0000
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Subject: Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II: Lecarme (ed)

Title: Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II
Subtitle: Selected papers from the Fifth Conference on Afroasiatic
	 Languages, Paris, 2000
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 241
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:

Editor: Jacqueline Lecarme, CNRS, Paris 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113868, Pages: viii, 550 pp., Price: USD 140.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247536, Pages: viii, 550 pp., Price: EUR 140.00

This volume contains 22 of the papers presented at the 5th Conference
on Afroasiatic Languages (CAL 5) held at Universit´┐Ż Paris VII in June

The authors report their latest research on the syntax, morphology,
and phonology of quite a number of languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic,
Tigrinya, Coptic Egyptian, Berber, Hausa, Beja, Somali, Gamo). The
articles discuss new solutions to familiar questions such as the free
state/construct state alternation of nouns, the Semitic template
system, and the morphosyntax of nominal and verbal plurality. Ten of
the papers center on morphology, especially the relation of phonology
to syntax and morphology; others address questions at the
syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface; two papers also offer
comparative and historical perspectives. Taken as a whole, the papers
provide an accurate picture of the state of current research in
Afroasiatic linguistics, containing important new data and new
analyses. Given its coverage, the book is a valuable resource for
anyone interested in Afroasiatic languages and theoretical

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii
Alternation of state in Berber
 Karim Achab 1-19
Anti-faithfulness: An inherent morphological property
 Outi Bat-El 21-34
The internal structure of the determiner in Beja
 Sabrina Bendjaballah 35-52
Reciprocals as plurals in Arabic
 Elabbas Benmamoun 53-62
Modern Hebrew possessive yeS constructions
 Nora Boneh 63-77
The thematic and syntactic status of Ps: The Dative, Directional,
 Locative distinction
 Irena Botwinik-Rotem 79-104
Emergent vowels in Tigrinya templates
 Eugene Buckley 105-125
Transitivity alternations in the Semitic template system 
 Edit Doron 127-149
Verbal plurality, transitivity, and causativity 
 Abdelkader Fassi Fehri 151-185
Ex-situ and in-situ focus in Hausa: Syntax, semantics and discourse
 Melanie Green and Philip J. Jaggar 187-214
The metathesis effect in Classical Arabic and the representation of
 M. Masten Guerssel 215-240
Omotic: The 'empty quarter' of Afroasiatic Linguistics 
 Richard J. Hayward 241-261
Demonstratives and reinforcers in Arabic, Romance and Germanic 
 Tabea Ihsane 263-285
Tonal alternations in Somali
 David Le Gac 287-304
Verb conjugations and the Strong Pronoun declension in Standard Arabic
 John S. Lumsden and Girma Halefom 305-337
The historical dynamics of the Arabic plural system: Implications for
 the theory of morphology
 Robert R. Ratcliffe 339-362
The syntax of special inflection in Coptic interrogatives
 Chris H. Reintges 363-408
Indexicality, logophoricity, and plural pronouns
 Philippe Schlenker 409-428
Vowel innovation in Arabic: Inductive grounding and pattern symmetry
 Kimary N. Shahin 429-445
Phrasal movement in Hebrew DPs
 Ivy Sichel 447-479
Prosodic Case checking domain: The Case of constructs
 Tal Siloni 481-510
Templatic effects as fixed prosody: The verbal system in Semitic
 Adam Ussishkin 511-530
Index 531-547

Lingfield(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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