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Personal Pronoun (Standard Arabic)
(3,278 words)

A pronoun may be defined as a part of speech belonging to the broad class of nominals that stand or substitute for a noun. Unlike nouns, pronouns form small, closed classes, whose reference can only be determined from the context of the utterance in which they are used. In inflected languages like Arabic, pronouns often have heterogeneous inflectional patterns which differ from those of nouns th…

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David L. Appleyard, “Personal Pronoun (Standard Arabic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0256>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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