Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2019

184 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474452281

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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Examines the social functions of attitude dative pronouns in four Arabic dialects
  • Documents the phenomenon of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic dialects
  • Utilises data from a variety of sources including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows
  • Examines four types of attitude datives: topic/affectee-oriented, speaker-oriented, hearer-oriented, and subject-oriented
  • Analyses the evaluative and relational functions of attitude datives as interpersonal pragmatic markers in their social contexts

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