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ERIC Number: EJ858639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Colloquial Hebrew Imperatives Revisited
Bolozky, Shmuel
Language Sciences, v31 n2-3 p136-143 Mar-May 2009
In revisiting Bolozky's [Bolozky, Shmuel, 1979. "On the new imperative in colloquial Hebrew." "Hebrew Annual Review" 3, 17-24] and Bat-El's [Bat-El, Outi, 2002. "True truncation in colloquial Hebrew imperatives." "Language" 78(4), 651-683] analyses of colloquial Hebrew imperatives, the article argues for restricting Imperative Truncation to the morphologically-triggered process of #tV prefix elision (or even to just #t prefixes). Elision of "e" and "i" in imperatives is claimed to be effected by the general, phonetically-motivated elision of the same vowels in casual speech. The prominence and sonority of the vowel a protects it from elision in imperatives, and short forms like kum "get up!" are not derived from their takum counterparts, but rather borrowed from the normative register.
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Language: English
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