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Title: Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XV
Subtitle: Papers from the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Salt Lake City 2001
Edited By: Dilworth B. Parkinson
Samira Farwaneh
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT_247
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 247
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Table of contents

Editorial Note vii
Introduction
Dilworth B. Parkinson ix
I. Sociolinguistics
Discourse Particles Revisited: The Case of Wallahi in Egyptian Arabic
Mustafa A. Mughazy 3–17
Theories of Code Switching in the Light of Empirical Evidence from Egypt
Reem Bassiouney 19–39
Translating Arabic Speech Act Expressions
Rudolf Reinelt 41–50
II. Syntax
Relative Clauses in Syrian Arabic: Two Reconstruction Problems
James Darrow 53–83
Interpretability, Feature Strength, and Impoverished Agreement in Arabic
Mark S. TeTourneau 85–131
III. Corpus Linguistics
Evolution of MSA, the Case of Some Complementary Particles
Mark van Mol 135–147
NP-Structure Types in Spoken and Written Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Corpora
Sameh Al-Ansary 149–180
Comparing Frequencies of Lexical Productions in Arabic Words
Stephen S. Taylor 181–189
Future Variability: A Corpus Study of Arabic Future Particles
Dilworth B. Parkinson 191–211
Index of Subjects 213–214

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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ISBN: 1588114872
ISBN-13: 9781588114877
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