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Volume :30 Issue : 117 2012      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Structure of the Quasi-sentences in Arabic: An Analytical Study in the light of Classical Arabic Grammar and Modern Linguistics (in Arabic)

Auther : Maamon Wagih

The term "quasi-sentence" in Arabic is associated with adverbs and prepositions; the naming of these two structures as quasi-sentences indicates their strong similarity to the sentence in terms of linguistic form, semantics and inclusion of pronouns. This article aims to analyze the structure of quasi-sentence according to its deep and surface structure, to determine the syntactic and semantic functions of the quasi-sentence, and to study their syntactic classification.
Analyzing the structure of prepositions and their genitives, shows that they are always attached to each other, and cannot be separated in Arabic, Hebrew or formal English. In terms of the syntactic functions, prepositions are mainly used to connect the verb with its complements, and to transform intransitive verbs into transitive verbs. Semantically, prepositions indicate a wide range of meanings -according to the context- such as generalization, partition and confirmation.
Furthermore, the article is focused on analyzing the structure of adverbs. Pure adverbs in Arabic are limited; however, Arabic has utilized different methods to create adverbs, such as using some nouns or adjectives in the accusative case. This study also confirms that Arabic adverbs are prepositional phrases in their deep structure.
Finally, the syntactic classifications of the quasi-sentence in Arabic are discussed in detail.

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