Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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(1,254 words)

Author(s): Kees Versteegh
Date: 2018-04-01

Damascus Arabic

(6,059 words)

Author(s): Jérôme Lentin
Date: 2018-04-01


(3,161 words)

Author(s): Yishai Peled
In Medieval Arabic grammatical literature, the concept of ḍamīr ‘pronoun’ (pl. ḍamāʾir) constitutes a subcategory of
Date: 2018-04-01


(5 words)

see Mafʿūl fīhi
Date: 2018-04-01

D (Ditters, Everhard - Dzhalil, Ordikhane)

(949 words)

Ditters, Everhard Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Maṣdar, Noun Phrase, Second Language Teaching, Verbal Noun divergence Convergence, Convergence, Grammaticalization, Grammaticalization, History of Arabic divergence of speech Speech Accommodation dīwān Palaeography dīwānī Ruqʿa…
Date: 2018-04-01

D (/ḍ/, lateral - Dereli, Belgin)

(1,631 words)

/ḍ/, lateral Andalusi Arabic D’Andrea, Daniel Language Loss daanu leer Senegal daara Senegal, Senegal dabba Abbreviations Dabba Arabic Luġa, Pre-Islamic Arabic ḍabṭ Muḥaqqaq ḍād Ḍād, Hausa, Majhūra/Mahmūsa, Mechanisms of Linguistic Change, Phonetics, Phonological Merger, Semitic Languages, Somali, South Semitic Languages, Tamil, Yemen ḍād ḍaʿīfa Ḍād ḍād, luġat aḍ- Ḍād …
Date: 2018-04-01


(2,582 words)

Author(s): Lutz Edzard
  1. Definition …
Date: 2018-10-01

Defective Verbs

(866 words)

Author(s): Rainer Voigt
Amongst those verbs that have either a semi-vowel or a hamza as one element of their root only a few irregularities tend to occur. Moreover, these irregularities are restricted to certain frequently used verbs, which in some forms lose the weak element, e.g. the loss of hamza in some forms of the common verb raʾā/yar(ʾ)ā ‘to see’ (weak verbs). A…
Date: 2018-04-01


(2,985 words)

Author(s): Mihai Dat
1. Definition …
Date: 2018-04-01


(2,513 words)

Author(s): Angeles Vicente
Demonstratives in Arabic dialects have different forms, depending on the region. In order to describe the main paradigms, this entry generalizes as much as possible and describes their general features rather than individual dialectal details. …
Date: 2018-04-01

Dependency Grammar

(5,311 words)

Author(s): Domenyk Eades
  Overview Dependency Grammar is an approach to the analysis of sentence structure that is represented by numerous theoretical frameworks in modern linguistics. It is based on concepts which have a long pedigree in the study of grammar, and are prominent in medieval Arabic grammatical t…
Date: 2018-04-01


(4,488 words)

Author(s): Pierre Larcher
1. Introduction …
Date: 2018-04-01


(2,053 words)

Author(s): Lina Choueiri
Determiners, which are a class of noun modifiers used to express or identify the reference of a noun, include in Arabic articles, possessive pronouns, and demonstratives. Quantifiers, the class of noun modifiers used to specify the quantity of a noun, are sometimes considered as part of the class of determiners, inasmuch as they restrict the reference of a noun to a specific or indefinite quantity. The distribution and syntax of quantifiers differ…
Date: 2018-04-01