Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax

Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax

The study that finally undertook this taskis Chapter9of Shlonsky's (1997) book on Arabic and Hebrew syntax,on whichthe ensuing discussion isbased. Ageneral idea about the distribution of clitic pronounsin ArabicHebrew can be gleaned ...

Author: J. Ouhalla

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The aim of this enterprise is to assemble together in one volume works on various syntactic aspects of Arabic and Hebrew, in the hope that it will spur further comparative work within the Semitic family at the level of richness achieved in other language families such as Germanic and Romance. Although a substantial amount of work on the syntax of Arabic and Hebrew already exists in various forms, volumes of the type we have attempted are still practically non-existent. Moreover, apart from some notable exceptions, existing studies rarely take a systematic within-family comparative stance towards the phenomena they discuss, although cross-references between studies on Arabic and Hebrew are not uncommon. Obviously, we would ideally have preferred the volume to include papers on numerous other Semitic languages, including the languages of the Ethio Semitic branch as well as numerous spoken varieties of Arabic that have yet to be explored. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to circumstances beyond our control. We very much hope that the existence of this volume will make more inclusive volumes on the syntax of the Semitic languages only a matter of time.
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Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics

Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics

The Semantics ofAspect and Modality: Evidencefrom English and Biblical Hebrew. ... The syntax and interpretation of dropped categories in child language: A unified account. ... Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Author: Sharon Armon-Lotem

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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This volume presents a collection of specially commissioned papers devoted to analyzing the linguistics of Modern Hebrew from a number of perspectives. Various aspects of Modern Hebrew grammar are discussed including the structure of the lexicon, grammatical features and inflectional morphology, as well as the grammaticalization of semantic and pragmatic distinctions. The psycholinguistic issues addressed include the acquisition of morphological knowledge, the pro-drop parameter and question formation, as well as language use in hearing-impaired native speakers. The collection of these papers together in a single volume allows these phenomena to be considered not in isolation but in the context of the grammatical system of which the language is an expression. As a consequence, more general issues connected to Modern Hebrew begin to emerge, such as the role of the inflectional morphological system in the grammar, and a rich set of facts and analyses relevant for many related issues are made available to the reader.
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The Syntax of Arabic

The Syntax of Arabic

The Syntax and Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Time Reference in Cairene Arabic. ... Issues in the Structure of Arabic Clauses and Words. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 1999. ... In Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax, eds.

Author: Joseph E. Aoun

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521650175

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 247

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A guide to Arabic syntax covering a broad variety of topics including argument structure, negation, tense, agreement phenomena, and resumption. The discussion of each topic sums up the key research results and provides new points of departure for further research.
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Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory

Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory

The Manifestation of Genericity in the Tense Aspect System of Hebrew Nominal Sentences. In J. Ouhalla and U. Shlonsky, eds., Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax, 267–298. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Grimshaw, Jane. 1991. Extended Projections.

Author: Robert Freidin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262562331

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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Essays by leading theoretical linguists—including Noam Chomsky, B. Elan Dresher, Richard Kayne, Howard Lasnik, Morris Halle, Norbert Hornstein, Henk van Riemsdijk, and Edwin Williams—reflect on Jean-Roger Vergnaud's influence in the field and discuss current theoretical issues Jean-Roger Vergnaud's work on the foundational issues in linguistics has proved influential over the past three decades. At MIT in 1974, Vergnaud (now holder of the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in Humanities at the University of Southern California) made a proposal in his Ph.D. thesis that has since become, in somewhat modified form, the standard analysis for the derivation of relative clauses. Vergnaud later integrated the proposal within a broader theory of movement and abstract case. These topics have remained central to theoretical linguistics. In this volume, essays by leading theoretical linguists attest to the importance of Jean-Roger Vergnaud's contributions to linguistics. The essays first discuss issues in syntax, documenting important breakthroughs in the development of the principles and parameters framework and including a famous letter (unpublished until recently) from Vergnaud to Noam Chomsky and Howard Lasnik commenting on the first draft of their 1977 paper “Filters and Controls.” Vergnaud's writings on phonology (which, the editors write, “take a definite syntactic turn”) have also been influential, and the volume concludes with two contributions to that field. The essays, rewarding from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, not only offer insight into Vergnaud's impact on the field but also describe current work on the issues he introduced into the scholarly debate. Contributors Joseph Aoun, Elabbas Benmamoun, Cedric Boeckx, Noam Chomsky, B. Elan Dresher, Robert Freidin, Morris Halle, Norbert Hornstein, Richard S. Kayne, Samuel Jay Keyser, Howard Lasnik, Yen-hui Audrey Li, M. Rita Manzini, Karine Megerdoomian, David Michaels, Henk van Riemsdijk, Alain Rouveret, Leonardo M. Savoia, Jean-Roger Vergnaud, Edwin Williams
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Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb

Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb

Harbert, W. and Bahloul, M. (2002) “Posverbal subjects in Arabic and the theory of agreement,” in J. Ouhalla and U. Shlonsky (eds), Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax, pp. 45–70, Dordrecht: Kluwer. Hassaan, T. (1979) Arabic Language: ...

Author: Maher Bahloul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135981631

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb is a corpus-based study that unveils the morpho-syntax and the semantics of the Arabic verb. Approaches to verbal grammatical categories - the constituents of verbal systems - often rely on either semantic-pragmatic or syntactic analyses. This research bridges the gap between these two distinct approaches through a detailed analysis of Taxis, Aspect, Tense and Modality in Standard Arabic. This is accomplished by showing, firstly, some basic theoretical concerns shared by both schools of thought, and, secondly, the extent to which semantic structures and invariant meanings mirror syntactic representations. Maher Bahloul’s findings also indicate that the basic constituents of the verbal system in Arabic, namely the Perfect and the Imperfect, are systematically differentiated through their invariant semantic features in a markedness relation. Finally, this study suggests that the syntactic derivation of verbal and nominal clauses are sensitive to whether or not verbal categories are specified for their feature values, providing therefore a principled explanation to a long-standing debate. This reader friendly book will appeal to both specialists and students of Arabic linguistics, language and syntax.
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The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Issues in the structure of Arabic clauses and words. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic. ... Parameters and functional heads: Essays in comparative syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hoyt, F., 2010. ... Themes in Arabic and Hebrew syntax.

Author: Elabbas Benmamoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351377805

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 580

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The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics introduces readers to the major facets of research on Arabic and of the linguistic situation in the Arabic-speaking world. The edited collection includes chapters from prominent experts on various fields of Arabic linguistics. The contributors provide overviews of the state of the art in their field and specifically focus on ideas and issues. Not simply an overview of the field, this handbook explores subjects in great depth and from multiple perspectives. In addition to the traditional areas of Arabic linguistics, the handbook covers computational approaches to Arabic, Arabic in the diaspora, neurolinguistic approaches to Arabic, and Arabic as a global language. The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a much-needed resource for researchers on Arabic and comparative linguistics, syntax, morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, and also for undergraduate and graduate students studying Arabic or linguistics.
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Elenchus of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica

8904 EOuhalla , Jamal ; Shlonsky , Ur Themes in Arabic and Hebrew syntax . Studies in natural languages and linguistic theory 53 : Dordrecht 2002 , Kluwer ix ; 324 pp . 1-4020-0536-9 . 8905 Andersen , F.I .; Forbes , A.D. Attachment ...


Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876536272


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Arabic Language Processing From Theory to Practice

Arabic Language Processing  From Theory to Practice

Last accessed on 2 Feb 2019 Ouhalla, J.: The Structure and Logical Form of Negative Sentences in Arabic Shlonsky, U. (ed.) Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax, 299–320. Kluwer, Dordrecht (2002) Santin-Guettier, A-M., Toupin, ...

Author: Kamel Smaïli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030329594

Category: Computers

Page: 303

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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, ICALP 2019, held in Nancy, France, in October 2019. The 21 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: Arabic dialects and sentiment analysis; neural techniques for text and speech; modeling modern standard Arabic; resources: analysis, disambiguation and evaluation.
Categories: Computers

Al Arabiyya

Al  Arabiyya

Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, Volume 48 Karin C. Ryding ... “The Syntax and Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Time Reference in Cairene Arabic. ... In Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax, ed.

Author: Karin C. Ryding

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626162495

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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Al-'Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic and serves scholars in the United States and abroad. Al-'Arabiyya includes scholarly articles and reviews that advance the study, research, and teaching of Arabic language, linguistics, literature, and pedagogy.
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Structuring Sense Volume III Taking Form

Structuring Sense  Volume III  Taking Form

(2000). 'The projection of argument-taking nominals', Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 18:41–88. Engelhardt, Miriam. (2002) 'Nominal Tough-constructions', in Ouhalla, J. and U. Shlonsky (eds.) Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax ...

Author: Hagit Borer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191643453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Structuring Sense explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes that the explanation of linguistic competence should be shifted from lexical entry to syntactic structure, from memory of words to manipulation of rules. Its reformulation of how grammar and lexicon interact has profound implications for linguistic, philosophical, and psychological theories about human mind and language. Hagit Borer departs from language specific constructional approaches and from lexicalist approaches to argue that universal hierarchical structures determine interpretation, and that language variation emerges from the morphological and phonological properties of inflectional material. Taking Form, the third and final volume of Structuring Sense, applies this radical approach to the construction of complex words. Integrating research in syntax and morphology, the author develops a new model of word formation, arguing that on the one hand the basic building blocks of language are rigid semantic and syntactic functions, while on the other hand they are roots, which in themselves are but packets of phonological information, and are devoid of both meaning and grammatical properties of any kind. Within such a model, syntactic category, syntactic selection and argument structure are all mediated through syntactic structures projected from rigid functions, or alternatively, constructed through general combinatorial principles of syntax, such as Chomsky's Merge. The meaning of 'words', in turn, does not involve the existence of lexemes, but rather the matching of a well-defined and phonologically articulated syntactic domain with conceptual Content, itself outside the domain of language as such. In a departure from most current models of syntax but in line with many philosophical traditions, then, the Exo-Skeletal model partitions 'meaning' into formal functions, on the one hand, and Content, on the other hand. While the former are read off syntactico-semantic structures as is usually assumed, Content is crucially read off syntactico-phonological structures.
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