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ERIC Number: ED055488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 117
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A Syntactic Study of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.
Gamal-Eldin, Saad M.
This syntactic analysis of Egyptian colloquial Arabic is based on the author's dialect which he designates as educated Cairene. This study offers a phonological as well as morphological background for the grammar of this particular dialect. The basic syntactic approach used is immediate constituent analysis. String analysis and transformational analysis are used when they seem more efficient for the particular problem. The study begins with phonological and morphological preliminaries, followed by a sketch of the hierarchical structure of the dialect. The sentence is analyzed and two types are described--non-verbal and verbal. There is a discussion of fragments and introducers; simple, compound, and complex sentences are considered. The concluding chapter provides an example of discourse analysis, based on the units identified earlier in the book. Bibliographies on Arabic and on syntactic theory and its application are provided. (VM)
Mouton Publishers, 182 Van Aerssenstraat, The Hague 2076, Netherlands ($12.54)
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Note: Series Practica 34