Nominal Clauses
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Western grammarians have studied whether initial NPs in these different kinds of nominal clauses can be analyzed uniformly as either subjects or topics, or whether the different types require different analyses. The consensus seems to be that in some nominal clauses the initial NP is a topic, while in others it is a subject. However, certain recent studies sugge…

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Frederick Hoyt, “Nominal Clauses”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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