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1. Introduction

The term ‘predicate’ (along with the associated terms ‘subject’ and ‘predication’) has been used for centuries in the Western logical and grammatical traditions to describe the second portion of a bipartite division of a sentence into a subject and as predicate.

How predicate and predication are used in contemporary linguistics varies considerably between use…

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Frederick Hoyt, “Predicate”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0268>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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