RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 717175826 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=680378 T1 The Arabic verb : form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns A1 Danks, Warwick., PB John Benjamins Pub. Co. PP Amsterdam; Philadelphia YR 2011 SN 9789027286956 9027286957 1283093146 9781283093149 AB 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 morphology of Modern Standard Arabic, including an evaluation of the significance of the consonantal root, this volume then concentrates on establishing the function of the vowel-le.