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Name: Abbas  Benmamoun
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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State and/or Country: IL
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: The Feature Structure of Functional Categories
The Syntax of Arabic
Announced on LINGUIST :  Fragments: Studies in Ellipsis and Gapping
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XII
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics Vol. XI.
 The Feature Structure of Functional Categories: A Comparative Study of Arabic Dialects
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIX
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIX
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV
 The Feature Structure of Functional Categories: A Comparative Study of Arabic Dialects
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Arabic and Semitic Linguistics
Syntax
Field
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi
(Rajesh Kumar, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammatical Effects of Topic and Focus Information
(Jung-Min Jo, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Corpus Study of Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Diglossic Speech in Cairene Arabic
(Ola Moshref, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Conjunctions and Grammatical Agreement
(Heidi Lorimor, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Typology of Bantu Relative Clauses
(Brent Henderson, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Grammatical Features of Egyptian and Palestinian Arabic Heritage Speakers’ Oral Production
Gender and number agreement in the oral production of Arabic Heritage speakers

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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