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Arabic indefinites, interrogatives, and negators : a linguistic history of Western dialects

Author: David William Wilmsen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 14
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book traces the origins and development of the Arabic grammatical marker s/si, which is found in interrogatives, negators, and indefinite determiners in many Arabic dialects. It argues that s/si  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David William Wilmsen
ISBN: 9780198718123 0198718128
OCLC Number: 896613686
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. On the age and origins of spoken Arabic vernaculars ; 3. fis wa biddis: The functions of si ; 4. Andalusi Arabic negators and interrogatives: Early evidence of grammatical si ; 5. Interrogation and negation with si in North African and Levantine Arabic ; 6. Origins of grammatical si: Southern Arabia or the Levant? ; 7. Proto-Semitic and Proto-Arabic origins of grammatical si ; 8. On explanation and theory in Arabic linguistics
Series Title: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 14
Responsibility: David Wilmsen.

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