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Valency is a verb-centered phenomenon, consisting in cataloguing the different nominal structures that participate in achieving verb complementation (Spencer 1991:190). Under the influence of the formal paradigm in linguistics, valency is, thus, reduced to a syntactic dimension. In the functional/cognitive paradigm, however, there is a grammatical valency relation wh…

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Zouhair Maalej, “Valency”, 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_0364>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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