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Title: Research in Afroasiatic Grammar
Edited By: Jacqueline Laurence Lecarme
Ur Shlonsky
Jean Lowenstamm
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 202
Description:

Contents: A. Akkal & A. Gonegai: On the status of AgrS in some Null Subject Languages; Elabbas Benmamoun: Agreement Asymmetries and the PF Interface; Edit Doron: Word Order in Hebrew; Miriam Engelhardt: Bare NPs; Abdelkader Fassi Fehri: Distributing Features and Affixes in Arabic Subject Verb Agreement Paradigms; Ali Idrissi: On Berber Plurals; Morris Halle: Distributed Morphology: Impoverishment and Fission; Alain Kihm: Wolof Genitive Constructions and the Construct State; Jean Lowenstamm: The No straddling Effect and its Interpretation: A Formal Property of Chaha 2nd Feminine Singular Formation; John S. Lumsden: Cause, Manner and Means in Berber Change of State Verbs; Jamal Ouhalla: Possession in Sentences and Noun phrases; Chris Reintges: The Licensing of Gaps and Resumptive Pronouns in Older Egyptian Relatives; Philippe Sigiral: Thiorie de l'apophonie et organisation des schhmes en simitique; Tal Siloni: Nonnominal Constructs; Ur Shlonsky: Remarks on the Complementizer Layer of Standard Arabic; Gabor Takacs: Recent Problems of Egyptian Historical Phonology at the Present Stage of Comparative-Historical Afroasiatic Linguistics.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
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ISBN: 1556199805
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