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Volume :35 Issue : 139 2017      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Metathesis in Quadrilateral Verbs (with Focus Geared toward the Structural and Semantic) (in Arabic).

Auther : Mohammed al-Alawei

The paper sheds light on metathesis in Arabic quadrilateral verbs with focus geared towards the structural and semantic implications of such morphological process. Arabic quadrilateral verbs are composed of two trilateral verbs whereby the semanticity of the resultant verb is denoted by both verbs collectively. Afterwards, metathesis takes place causing letters to be repositioned, which reflects such verbs' semantic power and ability to catch the addressee's attention.
The paper attempts to exemplify patterns that govern such process through a trifold focus. First, (w) is inserted to the structure of roots if needed based on the formation norms of verbal structures, for quadrilateral verbs are not quadrilateral per se, but rather they are two trilateral verbs combined together. Yet, other scholars like Ibn Faris maintain that Arabic quadrilateral verbs are a combination of bilateral verbs, supporting such stand by lexical examples from other Semitic Languages. Second, the paper focuses on abstractness and derivation of the original structure of metathesized quadrilateral verbs. On the one hand, the former depicts the surface form governed by morphological norms so that its form is kept intact, thus, (cvc.cvc) ‘faclal’ form came up to govern its pattern. The latter, on the other hand, depicts the underlined form governed by derivational rules so that other forms are possible, other than (cvc.cvc) ‘faclal’, resulting from the combination of the two trilateral verbs. This, in turn, gives an insight on tracing back the structural roots of quadrilateral words and their metathesized original forms as well as on the different patterns of metathesis. Finally, the paper focuses on exceptional patterns of metathesis that do not seem to be rule-governed. The paper concludes with findings and numbered footnotes.

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