LINGUIST List 26.559

Tue Jan 27 2015

Books: Aspect, Tense and Action in the Arabic Dialect of Beirut: Bruweleit

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Date: 27-Jan-2015
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Subject: Aspect, Tense and Action in the Arabic Dialect of Beirut: Bruweleit
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Title: Aspect, Tense and Action in the Arabic Dialect of Beirut
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Published: 2015
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Stefan Bruweleit
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004287532 Pages: 284 Price: Europe EURO 115
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004287532 Pages: 284 Price: U.S. $ 149

The linguistic categories of aspect, tense and action are closely interrelated. In the first part of "Aspect, Tense and Action in the Arabic dialect of Beirut", Stefan Bruweleit defines the three categories and describes the interplay between them at a metagrammatical level. In the next parts he applies the theoretical findings of the first part to the Arabic dialect of Beirut, investigates the ways temporal, aspectual and actional categories are expressed and shows how to decide whether the verb system of the dialect has to be regarded as aspectual or as temporal. One of the main results of the work is the fact that a thorough understanding of a verb system is only possible through an understanding of the categorial interplay of aspect, tense and action.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Subject Language(s): Arabic, North Levantine (apc)
                            Arabic, Standard (arb)
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng)

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