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

Paperback | February 24, 2000

byElabbas Benmamoun

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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 attributedto 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, andcomparative syntax.

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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 attributedto differences with respect to the categori...

Elabbas Benmamoun is at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 24, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: The Feature Structure of Tense2. The Tense Systems of Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, and Standard Arabic3. The Categorial Features of Tense4. Checking the Categorial Features of TensePart 2: The Feature Structure of Negation5. Sentential Negation in the Modern Arabic Dialects6. Negation in Standard Arabic7. Negation and ImperativesPart 3: Agreement Asymmetries8. Subject Verb Agreement Asymmetries9 Agreement Asymmetries in DPs. ReferencesIndex