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The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Peter John Glanville

May 2018

ISBN: 9780198792741

224 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £29.99

This book explores Arabic derivational morphology, focusing on the relationship between verb meaning and linguistic forms from a lexical semantic perspective. It explains why verbs with seemingly unrelated meanings share the same phonological shape, and analyses sets of words containing the same consonantal root to arrive at a common abstraction.

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This book explores Arabic derivational morphology, focusing on the relationship between verb meaning and linguistic forms from a lexical semantic perspective. It explains why verbs with seemingly unrelated meanings share the same phonological shape, and analyses sets of words containing the same consonantal root to arrive at a common abstraction.

  • Includes extensive data from corpora, literary works, and the internet
  • Examines contemporary and historic data to demonstrate changes in meaning over time
  • Provides clearly laid out explanations and diagrams of complex phenomena

About the Author(s)

Peter John Glanville, Assistant Professor of Arabic, University of Maryland, College Park

Peter John Glanville teaches Arabic and Arabic linguistics at the University of Maryland, where he is Director of the Arabic program. He holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on Arabic morphology and syntax, in addition to Arabic language pedagogy.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    List of figures
    List of abbreviations
    A note on primary references
    1: Introduction and overview
    2: Words, roots, and patterns
    3: Ground form verb patterns
    4: Reflexive marking
    5: Symmetry
    6: Causation and actionalization
    7: Repetition
    8: The beginnings of a system
    Primary references
    Bibliography
    Index