Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II

Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II : Selected Papers from the Fifth Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, Paris, 2000

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This volume contains 22 of the papers presented at the 5th Conference on Afroasiatic Languages (CAL 5) held at Universite Paris VII in June 2000. The authors report their latest research on the syntax, morphology, and phonology of quite a number of languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, Tigrinya, Coptic Egyptian, Berber, Hausa, Beja, Somali, Gamo). The articles discuss new solutions to familiar questions such as the free state/construct state alternation of nouns, the Semitic template system, and the morphosyntax of nominal and verbal plurality. Ten of the papers center on morphology, especially the relation of phonology to syntax and morphology; others address questions at the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface; two papers also offer comparative and historical perspectives. Taken as a whole, the papers provide an accurate picture of the state of current research in Afroasiatic linguistics, containing important new data and new analyses. Given its coverage, the book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Afroasiatic languages and theoretical linguistics.show more

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  • Hardback | 555 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 32mm | 835g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113868
  • 9781588113863

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Alternation of state in Berber (by Achab, Karim); 3. Anti-faithfulness: An inherent morphological property (by Bat-El, Outi); 4. The internal structure of the determiner in Beja (by Bendjaballah, Sabrina); 5. Reciprocals as plurals in Arabic (by Benmamoun, Elabbas); 6. Modern Hebrew possessive yeS constructions (by Boneh, Nora); 7. The thematic and syntactic status of Ps: The Dative, Directional, Locative distinction (by Botwinik-Rotem, Irena); 8. Emergent vowels in Tigrinya templates (by Buckley, Eugene); 9. Transitivity alternations in the Semitic template system (by Doron, Edit); 10. Verbal plurality, transitivity, and causativity (by Fassi Fehri, Abdelkader); 11. Ex-situ and in-situ focus in Hausa: Syntax, semantics and discourse (by Green, Melanie J.); 12. The metathesis effect in Classical Arabic and the representation of geminates (by Guerssel, M. Masten); 13. Omotic: The 'empty quarter' of Afroasiatic Linguistics (by Hayward, Richard J.); 14. Demonstratives and reinforcers in Arabic, Romance and Germanic (by Ihsane, Tabea); 15. Tonal alternations in Somali (by Gac, David Le); 16. Verb conjugations and the Strong Pronoun declension in Standard Arabic (by Lumsden, John S.); 17. The historical dynamics of the Arabic plural system: Implications for the theory of morphology (by Ratcliffe, Robert R.); 18. The syntax of special inflection in Coptic interrogatives (by Reintges, Chris H.); 19. Indexicality, logophoricity, and plural pronouns (by Schlenker, Philippe); 20. Vowel innovation in Arabic: Inductive grounding and pattern symmetry (by Shahin, Kimary N.); 21. Phrasal movement in Hebrew DPs (by Sichel, Ivy); 22. Prosodic Case checking domain: The Case of constructs (by Siloni, Tal); 23. Templatic effects as fixed prosody: The verbal system in Semitic (by Ussishkin, Adam); 24. Indexshow more