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Title: Clause Structure and Word Order in Hebrew and Arabic: An Essay in Comparative Semitic Syntax
Written By: Ur Shlonsky
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Shlonsky uses Chomsky's Government and Binding Approach to examine clausal architecture and verb movement in Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic analysis of Hebrew and then extends that analysis to certain aspects of Arabic clausal syntax. Through this comparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to resolve a number of problems in Arabic syntax. His results generate some novel and important conclusions concerning the patterns of negations, verb movement, the nature of participles, and the gamut of positions available to clausal subjects in both languages.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195108671
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304pp
Prices: $45.00

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195108663
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304pp
Prices: $75.00