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LINGUIST List 22.2268

Sun May 29 2011

Books: Lexicography/Morphology/Semantics/Syntax: Danks

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , The Arabic Verb: Danks

Message 1: The Arabic Verb: Danks
Date: 29-May-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Arabic Verb: Danks
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Title: The Arabic Verb
Subtitle: Form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 63
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SFSL%2063

Author: Warwick Danks
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286956 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286956 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215734 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215734 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215734 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The Arabic verbal system is, for most grammarians, the keystone of
the language. Notable for the regularity of its patterns, it presents the
linguist with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Saussurean
notion of the indivisible sign: form and meaning. Whilst Arabic forms
are well-documented, the elucidation of the corresponding meanings
has proved more challenging. Beginning with an examination of the
verbal morphology of Modern Standard Arabic, including an evaluation
of the significance of the consonantal root, this volume then
concentrates on establishing the function of the vowel-lengthening
verbal patterns (III and VI). It explores issues of mutuality and
reciprocity, valency and transitivity, ultimately focusing on atelic
lexical aspect as the unified meaning of these patterns. This study is
rich in data and relies extensively upon contemporary examples (with
transliteration and translation) to illustrate its arguments, adopting an
empirical structuralist approach which is aimed both at general
linguists and at specialist Arabists.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Written In: English (eng )

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