Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax

Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax

by J. Ouhalla
     
 

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Although cross-references between studies of Arabic and Hebrew syntax are not uncommon, Ouhalla (U. College Dublin, Ireland) and Shlonsky (U. of Geneva, Switzerland) point out that this volume's systematic within-family comparative study is rare. Though practical constraints prevented a more inclusive study of Semitic languages, these dozen contributions are motivated…  See more details below

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Although cross-references between studies of Arabic and Hebrew syntax are not uncommon, Ouhalla (U. College Dublin, Ireland) and Shlonsky (U. of Geneva, Switzerland) point out that this volume's systematic within-family comparative study is rare. Though practical constraints prevented a more inclusive study of Semitic languages, these dozen contributions are motivated by a shared theoretical interest in understanding Chomsky's Universal Grammar as well as by interests in this language family. Following an overview of the state of the art of Semitic syntax based on recent research trends, discussion centers on such empirical topics as cognate objects in modern and Biblical Hebrew, constituent questions in Palestinian Arabic, verb order issues in Moroccan Arabic, Hebrew lexical causatives, and negative sentences in Arabic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Although cross-references between studies of Arabic and Hebrew syntax are not uncommon, Ouhalla (U. College Dublin, Ireland) and Shlonsky (U. of Geneva, Switzerland) point out that this volume's systematic within-family comparative study is rare. Though practical constraints prevented a more inclusive study of Semitic languages, these dozen contributions are motivated by a shared theoretical interest in understanding Chomsky's Universal Grammar as well as by interests in this language family. Following an overview of the state of the art of Semitic syntax based on recent research trends, discussion centers on such empirical topics as cognate objects in modern and Biblical Hebrew, constituent questions in Palestinian Arabic, verb order issues in Moroccan Arabic, Hebrew lexical causatives, and negative sentences in Arabic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781402005374
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Series:
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Series, #53
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

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