The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian and Kuwaiti Dialects / Edition 1

The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian and Kuwaiti Dialects / Edition 1

by Kristen Brustad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878407898

ISBN-13: 9780878407897

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services

This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. These four dialect regions are geographically diverse and representative of four distinct dialect groups.

Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining

Overview

This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. These four dialect regions are geographically diverse and representative of four distinct dialect groups.

Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology, and pragmatics—the first time such an approach has been used in the study of spoken Arabic syntax. An appendix includes sample texts from her data.

Brustad's work provides the most nuanced description available to date of spoken Arabic syntax, widens the theoretical base of Arabic linguistics, and gives both scholars and students of Arabic tools for greater cross-dialect comprehension.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878407897
Publisher:
Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on Transcriptions and Glosses

Introduction

1. The Definiteness Continuum

2. Number, Agreement and Possession

3. Relative Clauses

4. Demonstrative Articles and Pronouns

5. Categorizing Verbs

6. Aspect

7. Tense and Time Reference

8. Mood

9. Negation

10. Sentence Typology

Conclusions

Appedix 1: Informants

Appendix 2: Texts

Morocco

Egypt

Syria

Kuwait

References

Subject Index

Author Index

Tables

Figures

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