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Subject, Theme and Agent in Modern Standard Arabic

by Hussein F. (University Of Leeds) Raof

ISBN: 9780700706723 / 0700706720

Hardback; United Kingdom: Routledgecurzon, 1997;

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Minor wear. Light rear cover scratch. Small spot to cover. VG. Modern Standard Arabic Curzon Richmond, Surrey [UK] 1998 orig. boards 22x14cm, ix,252 pp.

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Routledge. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.9in.Investigates the universal categories subject, theme, and agent with special reference to their functional status in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and how these three distinct functions may or may not coincide in Arabic sentences. These functions are inexplicitly characterised by classical and modern Arab linguists and Arabists alike. It has been found that the pre- (viz. sentence - initial) or post-verbal noun phrase (NP) in Arabic can be assigned the syntactic function subject but may not necessarily assume the semantic function agent, that the pre-verbal NP, which may not necessarily be the subject, has the pragmatic function theme, and that these distinct functions sometimes cluster around a single NP in certain sentences, depending on genre. It has also been found that in MSA the order of sentence constituents is relatively free, subject to a verb-initial preference, especially when needed to prevent ambiguity. The pres... Read more

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