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ERIC Number: EJ655786
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0169-0965
A Re-Examination of the Default System for Arabic Plurals.
Boudelaa, Sami; Gaskell, M. Gareth
Language and Cognitive Processes, v17 n3 p321-43 Jun 2002
Refutes evidence that the plural system in Modern Standard Arabic is an archetype of a minority-default system with the affixational sound plural involving fewer nominal forms than the templatic broken plural. Points out that while both broken and sound plural are qualitatively productive in the sense of being subject to a number of constraints or conditioning factors, the latter is quantitatively the more productive process and involves more nominal forms. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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