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The Feature Structure of Functional Categories : A Comparative Study of Arabic Dialects - Elabbas Benmamoun

The Feature Structure of Functional Categories

A Comparative Study of Arabic Dialects

Hardcover Published: 24th February 2000
ISBN: 9780195119947
Number Of Pages: 192

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Focusing on the relation between functional categories and lexical and phrasal categories in Arabic dialects, Benmamoun proposes that universally functional categories are specified for categorial features which determine their relation with lexical categories. Language variation is attributed to differences with respect to the categorial feature specifications of functional categories and how they interact with lexical categories. The book brings new insights to issues related to the syntax of functional categories, the relation between syntax and the morpho-phonological component, and comparative syntax.

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a very impressive and complex array of facts ... the contribution made to the comparative study of Arabic dialects is important * Journal of Linguistics, Vol.37 *

Introduction
The Feature Structure of Tense
The Tense Systems of Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, and Standard Arabic
The Categorial Features of Tense
Checking the Categorial Features of Tense
The Feature Structure of Negation
Sentential Negation in the Modern Arabic Dialects
Negation in Standard Arabic
Negation and Imperatives
Agreement Asymmetries
Subject Verb Agreement Asymmetries
Agreement Asymmetries in DPs.
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780195119947
ISBN-10: 0195119940
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 24th February 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43