The Syntax of Spoken Arabic
A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects
Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology, and pragmatics—the first time such an approach has been used in the study of spoken Arabic syntax. An appendix includes sample texts from her data.
Brustad's work provides the most nuanced description available to date of spoken Arabic syntax, widens the theoretical base of Arabic linguistics, and gives both scholars and students of Arabic tools for greater cross-dialect comprehension.
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"Thoroughly backed up by numerous solid references in the dialectological literature...an important publication advancing the field of comparative Arabic dialectology."—Journal of the American Oriental Society
"A welcome addition to Arabic linguistics. It is well written, with lucid explanations and transparent terminology. It breaks new ground in Arabic dialectology . . . Recommended reading for anyone who is interested in the Arabic language or Arabic linguistics, including teachers and professors, native and non-native alike. It is readable, clearly laid out, and written in an engaging style."—Modern Language Journal
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