Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

In Arabic, as in many other languages, sentences with locative predicates, existentials, and possessives (have-type predicates) share many syntactic features. Crosslinguistic research shows that formal differences among these sentence types are restricted and highly predictable. Clark (1978), for example, groups them as ‘ locationals’, and Freeze (1992) …

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Mushira Eid, “Locatives”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0198>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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