By Professor of Arabic and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Language Programs Alaa Elgibali

This booklet bargains a variety evaluate of present study matters in Arabic linguistics, extending from the overall to the explicit. It contains intensive investigations of theoretical and utilized subject matters which are of curiosity to common and Arabic linguistics: computational research of Arabic, Arabic dialectology, acquisition of Arabic as a local language, studying and instructing Arabic as a primary or international language, sociolinguistic research of Arabic, and the prestige of Arabic in ecu academe. regardless of the seeming variety of the subjects, they fall thematically into significant inter-related different types, research and studying. each one bankruptcy is a considerate mirrored image of a tremendous present pattern within the examine of Arabic.

Show description

Read or Download Investigating Arabic: Current Parameters in Analysis and Learning (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics) PDF

Best interior decorating books

Interior Color by Design: A Design Tool for Architects, Interior Designers, and Homeowners

Всем известно, что цвет в интерьере имеет очень большое значенье.
Это книжка пригодится дизайнерам интерьеров или тем, кто сам себе дизайнер и в плотную занимается своим собственным жилищем.

The Hundred Years War: A Wider Focus (History of Warfare, Vol. 25)

This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume set, is the paintings of fourteen eu and American students and makes a speciality of the broader points of the Hundred Years. those essays diversity a ways afield from the normal heartlands of Hundred Years battle reports to enquire the impact of the clash on Italy, the Low nations, and Spain and on such themes as city background, and the actualities of weapon use at the battlefield.

Studies in Early Jewish Epigraphy (Arbeiten zur Geschichte des Antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums, 21)

This quantity includes the papers of a workshop on Jewish epigraphy in antiquity geared up at Utrecht college in 1992. between the individuals have been collaborators of the Cambridge Jewish Inscriptions undertaking and of the Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients venture. vital elements of historical Jewish inscriptions are highlighted within the papers, just like the connection among documentary and literary texts.

Congress Volume: Jerusalem 1986

The overseas association for the learn of the previous testomony, which had formerly held all its Congresses in Europe, went open air that continent for the 1st time in 1986 and visited the land the place many of the occasions recorded within the previous testomony came about. The Congress was once held from 24 to 29 August less than the Presidency of Professor Benjamin Mazar on the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem, and the ultimate ceremonial dinner was once held within the Knesset.

Additional resources for Investigating Arabic: Current Parameters in Analysis and Learning (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)

Example text

The number system is similar in both varieties. Use plural nouns with numbers 3–10 and then use singular nouns with numbers above 10. 3. The order of noun/adjective in a noun phrase and the agreement in gender and number between them. In Arabic the noun precedes chapter three 44 the adjective and the adjective agrees with the preceding noun in number and gender and case. (56) bint Hilwa pretty girl A pretty girl. (57) fat tun jam latun pretty girl A pretty girl. 4. The suffixation of the agreement marker in the perfect and their prefixation in the imperfect.

An intersyllabic VV sequence consists of two reduplicated short vowels. Syllables of the structure CVVC can only occur in word final position. g. ) is written’ when the feminine suffix [-a] is affixed. Typically, CV and CVV syllables are the predominant syllable types in the pre-speech babbling stage of Egyptian children (cf. Ezz Eldine 1989). Similar to what has been observed for acquisition of other mother tongues (cf. : 1994), at this stage children acquiring ECA extract starts from utterance beginnings.

Thus, it would seem that children analyze CVV sequences as a CV syllable. The often quoted order of acquisition for syllables in ECA is CV, CVV, CVC, CVVC, and CVCC. However, in the light of first language acquisition data, a new order can be established as: CV, length, CVC, and CVCC. VI. Conclusion The foregoing discussion has shown that incorporating findings from first language acquisition into linguistic analysis can only be beneficial. Such findings can help us choose between competing analyses, confirm and validate our selection based on cognitive data, and arrive at an analysis that is equally adequate, general and cognitively sound.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 36 votes