LINGUIST List 16.480

Wed Feb 16 2005

Qs: Arabic Interrogatives; No Final Voiced Consonants

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        1.    Zohreh Shooshtari, Arabic Interrogative Clauses
        2.    Khaled Rifaat, Languages Without Final Voiced Consonants

Message 1: Arabic Interrogative Clauses

Date: 14-Feb-2005
From: Zohreh Shooshtari <>
Subject: Arabic Interrogative Clauses

Dear Linguists

I am currently investigating how adult Persian speakers acquire wh-movement
and Auxiliary raising in English Interrogative clauses. However, as some of
my subjects are Arabic-Persian bilinguals, I am interested to find whether
their performance would vary from Persian monolinguals. I appreciate it if
you would kindly introduce standard works analyzing Arabic clause structure
(declarative and interrogatives) within a generative framework.

Thanks in advance

Zohreh Shooshtari

English department
Chamran university

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                            English (ENG)
                            Farsi, Western (PES)

Message 2: Languages Without Final Voiced Consonants

Date: 14-Feb-2005
From: Khaled Rifaat <>
Subject: Languages Without Final Voiced Consonants

Dear colleagues:

I would be grateful to receive any information about languages that do not
have final voiced consonants. I am specially interested in those languages
that lack voicing distinction finally for conventional reasons, and not-
like German for instance- out of neutralization process. Citations would
be also appreciated.


Khaled Rifaat

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

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