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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic$
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Youssef A. Haddad

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474434072

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001

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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic
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Youssef A. Haddad

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.003.0001

This chapter provides an overview of attitude datives as optional pronominal pragmatic markers in four varieties of Levantine Arabic; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. It highlights the purpose of the study, namely, to provide a sociocognitive analysis of attitude datives and to account for the social conditions on their use. It also lists the data sources, states some of their characteristics, and discusses the motivations behind the choices.

Keywords:   attitude datives, pragmatics markers, Levantine Arabic

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