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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

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780195119954
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 *

1: Introduction Part 1: The Feature Structure of Tense 2: The Tense Systems of Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, and Standard Arabic 3: The Categorial Features of Tense 4: Checking the Categorial Features of Tense Part 2: The Feature Structure of Negation 5: Sentential Negation in the Modern Arabic Dialects 6: Negation in Standard Arabic 7: Negation and Imperatives Part 3: Agreement Asymmetries 8: Subject Verb Agreement Asymmetries 9 Agreement Asymmetries in DPs: References Index

ISBN: 9780195119954
ISBN-10: 0195119959
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.55  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.33