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A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Ahmad Alqassas

Abstract

This book studies the micro-variation in the syntax of negation of Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic. By including new and recently published data that support key issues for the syntax of negation, the book challenges the standard parametric view that negation has a fixed parametrized position in syntactic structure. It particularly argues for a multi-locus analysis with syntactic, semantic, morphosyntactic and diachronic implications for the various structural positions. Thus accounting for numerous word order restrictions, semantic ambiguities and pragmatic interpretations withou ... More

Keywords: Multi-locus analysis, Syntactic parameters, Negation micro-variation, Southern Levantine Arabic, Gulf Arabic, Standard Arabic, Tense and Aspect, Mood and Modality, Negative Polarity and Concord, Presuppositions, Speech acts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474433143
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmad Alqassas, author
Georgetown University