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Title: Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV
Subtitle: Papers from the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Annual Symposia on Arabic Linguistics
Edited By: Abbas Benmamoun
Dilworth B. Parkinson
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 230
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Table of Contents

Editorial Note vii
Introduction
Dilworth B. Parkinson ix
VOT Production in English and Arabic Bilingual and Monolingual Children
Ghada Khattab 1
Discovering Arabic Rhythm through a Speech Cycling Task
Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh, Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara 39
An Argument for a Stem-based View of Arabic Morphology: Double verbs revisited
Adamantios I. Gafos 59
The Broken Plural System of Moroccan Arabic: Diachronic and cognitive perspectives
Robert R. Ratcliffe 87
Impersonal Agreement as a Specificity Effect in Rural Palestinian Arabic
Frederick Hoyt 111
The Syntax of Small Clauses in Moroccan Arabic
Fatima Sadiqi 143
Borrowing Discourse Patterns: French rhetoric in Arabic legal texts
Ahmed Fakhri 155
What Is a Secret Language? A case from a Saudi Arabian dialect
Mohammed Hasan Bakalla 171
Sentence Processing Strategies: An application of the competition model to Arabic
Adel Abu Radwan 185
Acquisition of Binding in L1 Arabic
Naomi Bolotin 211
Role of L1 Transfer in L2 Acquisition of Inflectional Morphology
Mahammad T. Alhawary 219
Index of Subjects 249

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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ISBN: 9027247382
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiv, 250 pp.
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ISBN: 1588112721
ISBN-13: 9781588112729
Pages: xiv, 250 pp.
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