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Name: Karim  Achab
Institution: University of Ottawa
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State and/or Country: Ontario
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Subject Language(s): Kabyle
Tamajeq, Tayart
Tamajaq, Tawallammat
Tamazight, Central Atlas
Selected Publications: IN ENGLISH
- 2012: Internal Structure of Verb Meaning: A Study of Verbs in Tamazight (Berber). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. England.

- 2005: 'Stative and resultative structures of Amazigh verbs of quality, Cahiers Linguistiques d'Ottawa 33, 65-95, Ottawa.

- 2003: 'Alternation of state in Berber', In Lecarme (Ed.) Research in Afroasiatic Grammar. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

- 2005 : 'Le genre et son origine en berbère et dans les langues chamito-sémitiques', in A. Lonnet et A. Mettouchi (eds) Faits de Langues 26, Les Langues Chamito-Sémitiques. Paris.

- 2001: 'Changement de fonction morpho-syntaxique : le cas du morphème de l'état construit en berbère', Cahiers Linguistiques d'Ottawa 29 : 51-67.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Internal Structure of Verb Meaning
Dissertation Abstract: Internal Structure of Verb Meaning: A study of verbs of (change of) State in Tamazight (Berber)

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