By Karin C. Ryding
This vigorous advent to the linguistics of Arabic offers scholars with a concise evaluate of the language's constitution and its a variety of elements: its phonology, morphology and syntax. via routines, dialogue issues and assignments equipped into each bankruptcy, the e-book provides the Arabic language in brilliant and interesting phrases, encouraging scholars to understand the complexity of its linguistic scenario. It offers key linguistic options and theories relating to Arabic in a coherent method, supporting to construct scholars' analytical and demanding talents. Key positive factors: • learn questions, workouts, and dialogue themes in each bankruptcy motivate scholars to have interaction with the cloth and adopt particular assignments • feedback for extra examining in each bankruptcy enable readers to have interaction in additional broad study on correct themes • Technical terminology is defined in a precious thesaurus
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Notes 1. “In English, the incidence of the accent is unpredictable, having to be learned for individual words, whereas in Classical Arabic it is dependent upon the syllable structure of the total word-form” (Mitchell 1990: 19). 2. See McCarthy and Prince 1990a and 1990b. 3. ” 4. “Classical Arabic syllables are delimitable by the fact of their beginning with a consonant and containing a vocalic nucleus, as well as by the inadmissibility of syllable-initial clusters and of sequences of more than two consonants” (Mitchell 1990: 19–20).
I. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2013 1:59PM Allophones 21 Notes 1. Also called “parallel” distribution. 2. “Minimal pairs (or sets) are words with distinct meanings differing only in one sound” (Cohn 2001: 186). 3. In fact, /p/ and /b/ are similar in both point and manner of articulation (bilabial stops) but differ in one feature, voicing (/p/ is unvoiced, /b/ is voiced/). It is actually this single feature, voicing, that distinguishes the two words and the two phonemes. 4. For an interesting article on the correspondence between the Arabic phoneme inventory and the Arabic alphabet, see Gordon 1970.
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