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Title:Identity Effects and Opacity in Syrian Arabic: An Optimality Theory Analysis
Author(s):Adra, Mohamed Ali
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Charles Kisseberth
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:Chapter 5 shows how interdialectal differences stem from constraint ranking. Epenthesis and syncope in Iraqi and Egyptian Arabic are accounted for by permuting the constraint set that is present in the grammar of Syrian Arabic. A discussion of emphatic rounding in Lebanese Arabic is then pursued, comparing this dialect to SA utilizing the mechanism of parametrization.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:259 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82688
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9952944
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999


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