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It's Been Said Before

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Word in Arabic
Edited By: Giuliano Lancioni
Lidia Bettini
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

This is the first monograph-length volume entirely devoted to the theoretical and empirical issues raised by the definition of ‘word’ and related concepts in Arabic, both at the historical and synchronic level. Some of the best-known scholars in the field of Arabic linguistics debate such issues as the technical definition of words and morphemes in the Arabic grammatical and rhetorical traditions, the theoretical status of the root and its interactions with morphology, the analysis of word in the computer treatment of Arabic texts, some relevant phenomena in the contact of Arabic with other languages. The result is a fresh portrait of some of the most interesting research currently under way in Arabic linguistics from different theoretical and methodological viewpoints.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004201432
ISBN-13: 9789004201439
Pages: 274
Prices: Europe EURO 128
U.S. $ 182