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Left Dislocation in Arabic : the complexity of form and meaning

dc.contributor.authorAndrason, Alexanderen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T10:29:39Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T10:29:39Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationAndrason, A. 2016. Left Dislocation in Arabic : the complexity of form and meaning. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, 50:111-138, doi:10.5842/50-0-719.
dc.identifier.issn2224-3380 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1726-541X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5842/50-0-719
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/100569
dc.descriptionCITATION: Andrason, A. 2016. Left Dislocation in Arabic : the complexity of form and meaning. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, 50:111-138, doi:10.5842/50-0-719.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://spilplus.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the complexity of L(eft) D(islocation). It demonstrates that the function that is crosslinguistically associated with LD is conveyed in Arabic by a set of LD constructions. In the analyzed corpus, these constructions belong to two main types: Clitic LD and Subject LD. Some LD constructions formally and/or functionally overlap with other grammatical categories, especially with fronting. Overall, the absence of a feature proposed for the LD prototype does not imply that a new category, different from LD, must be postulated. The overlap between LD and fronting is explained as a typical effect of language complexity, which can be dealt with if the system of forms and meanings is understood as fuzzy.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://spilplus.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/719
dc.format.extent28 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics
dc.subjectArabic language -- Grammaren_ZA
dc.subjectGrammar, Comparative and general -- Prepositional phrasesen_ZA
dc.subjectDislocation -- Syntaxen_ZA
dc.subjectLeft Dislocationen_ZA
dc.subjectLDen_ZA
dc.subjectArabic grammar, Comparative and general -- Clitics -- Dislocation -- Syntaxen_ZA
dc.titleLeft Dislocation in Arabic : the complexity of form and meaningen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
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