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Lucas, Christopher and Alluhaybi, Mohammed (2022) 'The typology of negation across varieties of Arabic.' STUF - Language Typology and Universals - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 75 (4). pp. 613-641.

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Drawing primarily on the data collated by Alluhaybi (2019. Negation in modern Arabic varieties from a typological point of view. London: SOAS University of London PhD thesis), this article first situates Arabic within the crosslinguistic typology of negative strategies put forward, among others, by Miestamo (2005. Standard negation: The negation of declarative verbal main clauses in a typological perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter). It then surveys the main parameters of variation among different varieties of Arabic in the expression of standard negation, non-verbal negation, and negative imperatives, with a particular focus on the issue of the single versus bipartite expression of negation. The article finishes by looking at some recent debates concerning the diachronic evolution of the observed patterns.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Jespersen’s cycle; negative imperatives; standard negation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 21967148
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 11:21

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