Verbal Clause
(4,052 words)

1. Introduction

The term ‘verbal clause’ (jumla fiʿliyya) is taken from traditional Arabic grammatical theory, and is used in contrast to nominal clause (jumla ismiyya). While the status of both terms in contemporary Western linguistic theory is unclear, the verbal clause seems to have elicited less theoretical interest than nominal clauses have, except with relation to agreement phenomena. This entry …

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Frederick Hoyt, “Verbal Clause”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0368>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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