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Transformational Grammar
(4,676 words)

1. Introduction

There are a number of areas where Arabic, in both its Standard varieties and its modern dialects, can provide important insights into (and ultimately contribute to the search for an adequate) linguistic theory (cf. Eid 1987; Comrie 1991). Conversely, although the study of Arabic has a long tradition (cf. Bakir 1980:1ff.), and it is possible at times to find similarities between Transformational Grammar and Arabic grammarians' analyses (see be…

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Ferid Chekili, “Transformational Grammar”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0349>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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