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Tanāzuʿ
(2,262 words)

1. Definition

Tanāzuʿ lit. ‘conflict’ is a syntactic phenomenon that deals with two coordinated verbs competing for assigning case to a shared constituent, as in (1).

(1)

[1 ḍaraba-nī]

wa-[2 ḍarab-tu

zayd-an]

hit-me

and-hit-I

Zayd-Acc

‘Zaydi hit me and I hit himi

The shared constituent (in bold) i…

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Wafaa Batran, “Tanāzuʿ”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0337>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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