Arabic language and linguistics
- Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- xiv, 232 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
- Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
PJ6074 .A76 2012
- Unknown PJ6074 .A76 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- PrefaceTransliteration conventionsIntroduction Part I: Theoretical and Computational Linguistics 1. Negation in Moroccan Arabic: Scope and Focus Nizha Chatar-Moumni 2. On the Syntax and Semantics of Arabic Universal Quantification Kamel A. Elsaadany and Salwa M. Shams 3. Statistical and Symbolic Paradigms in Arabic Computational Linguistics Ali Farghaly 4. Raising in Standard Arabic: Backward, Forward and None Youssef Haddad 5. Construct State Nominals as Semantic Predicates Sarah Ouwadya 6. On Licensing Wh-Scope: Wh-Questions in Egyptian Arabic Revisited Usama Soltan 7. The Notion of 'Complete' and 'Incomplete' Verbs in Early Arabic Grammatical Theory: Kana and its SistersHana ZabarahPart II: Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics8. Women and Politeness in Egyptian Talk Shows Reem Bassiouney9. Bonjour, ca va ? Labas ale-ik? French and Arabic in Casablanca Elena Canna 10. Nominalization in Arabic Discourse: A Genre Analysis Perspective Ahmed Fakhri 11. The Elusiveness of Luga Wusta -- or, Attempting to Catch its "True Nature" Gunvor Mejdell12. Mexicans Speaking in Darija (Moroccan Arabic): Media, Urbanization and Language Changes in Morocco Catherine Miller13. Critical Languages and Critical Thinking: Reframing Academic Arabic Programs Karin Ryding14. Ideology and the Standardization of Arabic Yasir Suleiman15. The Ditransitive Dative Divide in Arabic: Grammaticality Assessments and Actuality David Wilmsen.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Arabic, one of the official languages of the United Nations, is spoken by more than half a billion people around the world and is of increasing importance in today's political and economic spheres. The study of the Arabic language has a long and rich history: earliest grammatical accounts date from the 8th century and include full syntactic, morphological, and phonological analyses of the vernaculars and of Classical Arabic. In recent years the academic study of Arabic has become increasingly sophisticated and broad. This state-of-the-art volume presents the most recent research in Arabic linguistics from a theoretical point of view, including computational linguistics, syntax, semantics, and historical linguistics. It also covers sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis by looking at issues such as gender, urbanization, and language ideology. Underlying themes include the changing and evolving attitudes of speakers of Arabic and theoretical approaches to linguistic variation in the Middle East.
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- Publication date
- Reem Bassiouney and E. Graham Katz, editors.
- Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series