The Phonological Pattern of phi-features in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic

The Phonological Pattern of phi-features in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/187666311X562495 Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 3 (2011) 140–201 brill.nl/aall The Phonological Pattern of phi-features in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic Jean Lowenstamm Université Paris-Diderot & CNRS jean.lowenstamm@linguist.jussieu.fr Abstract Non-lexicalist theories assume a tight relationship between functional structure and exponence. A different view informs the analysis proposed in this paper. While the non-lexicalist view is endorsed, it is argued that morphemes have a life of their own and do not consistently and faithfully reflect functional architecture. Perfective Inflection in Moroccan Arabic with its standard, but nevertheless challenging restrictions on the way Number and Gender are allowed to combine is taken as a case in point. The discussion is preceded by a detailed study of the vowel system of the language and selected aspects of its templatic structure. Keywords morphology; phonology, Semitic;Moroccan Arabic; Classical Arabic; Chaha;Hebrew; inflection; perfective; root; template; agreement; number; gender; vowel length; syllable structure 0. Introduction * The overarching concern of this paper is the construal of exponence.Its specific topic is the representation of the Person/Number/Gender Complex (hence- forth PNGC) evidenced in Semitic Perfective paradigms with special attention paid toMoroccan Arabic (henceforthMA). Muchimportant work has brought http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Brill's Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics Brill

The Phonological Pattern of phi-features in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/187666311X562495 Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 3 (2011) 140–201 brill.nl/aall The Phonological Pattern of phi-features in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic Jean Lowenstamm Université Paris-Diderot & CNRS jean.lowenstamm@linguist.jussieu.fr Abstract Non-lexicalist theories assume a tight relationship between functional structure and exponence. A different view informs the analysis proposed in this paper. While the non-lexicalist view is endorsed, it is argued that morphemes have a life of their own and do not consistently and faithfully reflect functional architecture. Perfective Inflection in Moroccan Arabic with its standard, but nevertheless challenging restrictions on the way Number and Gender are allowed to combine is taken as a case in point. The discussion is preceded by a detailed study of the vowel system of the language and selected aspects of its templatic structure. Keywords morphology; phonology, Semitic;Moroccan Arabic; Classical Arabic; Chaha;Hebrew; inflection; perfective; root; template; agreement; number; gender; vowel length; syllable structure 0. Introduction * The overarching concern of this paper is the construal of exponence.Its specific topic is the representation of the Person/Number/Gender Complex (hence- forth PNGC) evidenced in Semitic Perfective paradigms with special attention paid toMoroccan Arabic (henceforthMA). Muchimportant work has brought

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Brill's Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and LinguisticsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: CHAHA; ROOT; PHONOLOGY; TEMPLATE; HEBREW; NUMBER; CLASSICAL ARABIC; SEMITIC; AGREEMENT; MOROCCAN ARABIC; SYLLABLE STRUCTURE; GENDER; INFLECTION; PERFECTIVE; VOWEL LENGTH; MORPHOLOGY

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