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Title: Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics VII. Papers from the Seventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Edited By: Mushira Eid
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory
Description:

This volume includes ten papers selected from the Seventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. For the first time in this series, three of the papers represent experimental studies dealing with Arabic syllable and morphological structure. Four are focused on aspects of agreement in Arabic. The remaining three deal with certain problems in Arabic phonology and discourse. The volume includes contributions by the following:Naomi Bolotin; Ellen Broselow; Marie Huffman, Su-I Chen and Ruohmei Hsieh; Bruce L. Derwing; Dilworth B. Parkinson and Richard A. Beinert; Ahmed Fakhri; Mark S. LeTourneau; Michael L. McOmber; Ibrahim Mohamed and Jamal Ouhalla; Sabah Safi-Stagni; Munther Younes; Wafa Batran Wahba.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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ISBN: 1556195842
ISBN-13: 9781556195846
Pages: 192
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