Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

Syntax is the study of phrasal and sentential patterns of natural language. It is the engine that combines the sound/gesture and meaning components of language. Syntax deals primarily with how words combine to form phrases and sentences, and the dependencies that obtain between the constituents of the phrase or sentence. Such dependencies include agreement, Case, anaphoric relations, …

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Elabbas Benmamoun, “Syntax”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0329>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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