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The Arabic verb : form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns

Author: Warwick Danks
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
Series: Studies in functional and structural linguistics, v. 63.
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The Arabic verbal system is, for most grammarians, the keystone of the language. Notable for the regularity of its patterns, it presents the linguist with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Saussurean notion of the indivisible sign: form and meaning. Whilst Arabic forms are well-documented, the elucidation of the corresponding meanings has proved more challenging. Beginning with an examination of the verbal  Read more...
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Danks, Warwick.
Arabic verb.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Company, c2011
(DLC) 2011004873
(OCoLC)701330656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Danks
ISBN: 9789027286956 9027286957 1283093146 9781283093149
OCLC Number: 717175826
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 281 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: The Arabic Verb; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Preface; Notes on symbols, abbreviations and other conventions followed in examples; 1. Introduction; 2. Verbal morphology and the lexicon; 3. Alternative morphologies; 4. Understanding Arabic verbal semantics; 5. Evaluating the pattern III --
pattern VI semantic relationship; 6. Transitivity and valency; 7. The pattern III template: From form to meaning; 8. An aspectual model for Modern Standard Arabic; 9. Aspectual categorisation of patterns III and VI; 10. Inceptive aspect. 11. The passive in patterns III and VI12. Conclusions; Bibliography; Appendix I. Data tables; Appendix II. Semantic category labels; Appendix III. Native speaker questionnaire; Appendix IV. Passive participles in patterns III and VI; Name index; Subject index; The series Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics.
Series Title: Studies in functional and structural linguistics, v. 63.
Responsibility: Warwick Danks.
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The Arabic verbal system is, for most grammarians, the keystone of the language. Beginning with an examination of the verbal morphology of Modern Standard Arabic, including an evaluation of the  Read more...

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