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Abu Farag, Mohammed A. (1960) A grammatical study of the Arabic dialect of Tahway (Minifiya Province, Egypt). PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI:

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The thesis consists of two parts and one appendix as well as the introduction and the reading transcription. Part I deals with types of sentences which are divided in four different ways according to the characteristics on which the attention is focussed. It consists of four chapters followed 1317 a table showing the different types of sentences in the language. In Chapters I, II, III and IV affirmative and negative sentences; simple, compound and complex sentences j declarative request-, interrogative and question-sentences and aspect I- and aspect II-sentences are discussed respectively. Sentences are subdivided under each heading into different sub-classes in accordance with the characteristics they exhibit. In Part II, grammatical categories within simple affirmative declarative sentences of aspect I are established. Before proceeding with the-analysis in this part, a chapter is devoted to general classification of the categories treated in the rest of it. The remaining nine chapters of Part II deal with verb, I participle, noun, adjective, personal pronoun demonstrative and deictic, numeral, the relative and particle, Each of these categories is subdivided into whatever sub-classes the material suggests. The appendix contains eight Arabic texts relating to agriculture in the day-to-day life of Tahway, and their English translation. A map of the village and the surrounding area is provided with the thesis.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 15:12

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