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Coordination of Standard Arabic Subject Markers: Implementing the Agreement Asymmetries in the ACCG Framework
Ismaïl Biskri, Louisette Emirkanian, Adel Jebali

Last modified: 2010-05-06


In Standard Arabic, object markers and subject markers behave differently, although they share some properties. We are concerned here by their morphosyntactic status; whether they are arguments or agreement markers. The status of object markers is not an issue by itself, but the status of subject markers is one. The agreement asymmetries lead us to stipulate that, when subject markers are doubled by NPs whether these NPs are coordinated or not, they are agreement markers and not arguments. This analysis is implemented by means of an applicative combinatory categorial grammar (ACCG).


categorial grammars, combinatory logic, subject markers in arabic

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