ERIC Number: EJ410435
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Grammatical Agreement in Classical Arabic and the Modern Dialects.
Ferguson, Charles A.
Al-Arabiyya, v22 n1-2 p5-17 1989
Examines the historical changes in agreement patterns between Old Arabic and the New Arabic dialects to see whether they support Versteegh's radical hypothesis of pidginization, creolization, and decreolization. The conclusion is reached that the changes are chiefly because of processes of normal transmissions, "drift," and diffusion. (24 references) (GLR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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