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Negative Coordination in (Turaif) Arabic

Sadler, Louisa and Alruwaili, Shatha (2019) Negative Coordination in (Turaif) Arabic. In: Proceedings of the LFG'18 Conference, 2018-07-17 - 2018-07-19, Vienna, Austria.

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We discuss the combination of negation and coordination in an Arabic construction which is somewhat akin to the neither....nor construction in English and many other languages. In Arabic the form marking the non-initial conjunct is transparently related to the and coordinator rather than the or form. We provide an analysis of bisyndetic negative coordination expressing both sentential and constituent negation, and also as negative concord elements in certain contexts. We draw exclusively on data from the Turaif variety of Arabic in our discussion. The central facts concerning the use and distribution of the bisyndetic negative coordination construction are however broadly similar across the Arabic vernaculars.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Uncontrolled Keywords: coordination, negation, negative polarity, LFG, Arabic
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:13
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 12:15

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