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Reduplication
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Reduplication is a special case of the more general device of repetition of linguistic material. It figures among the most prominent current issues in linguistic theory and mostly concentrates on morphological reduplication (cf. Rubino, 2005). Reduplication, however, can also occur on other linguistic levels, as already proposed by Pott (1862). But it is a matter of some debate where the line should be drawn between reduplication and other repetition phenomena. It is useful to distinguish betwee…

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Dina El Zarka, “Reduplication”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0283>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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