Formal Unity and Functional Diversity of PP Adverbials in Modern Standard Arabic

MULOVIĆ, Amra (2013) Formal Unity and Functional Diversity of PP Adverbials in Modern Standard Arabic. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Abstract

This paper discusses adverbials in Modern Standard Arabic. Adverbials as the most diverse group of the clause elements are interpreted according to the functional grammar. Adverbial phrases in Arabic are optional elements primarily expressed by PP, NP and AdjP syntactic categorical varieties. The paper focuses on the semantic functions of PP adverbials (time, place, manner, cause and other) and examines the semantic equivalence between PP and NP structural forms of adverbials or their invariant semantic content. Depending on semantic features of the verb and its governing nature within various syntactic structures, a prepositional phrase embraces syntactic function of obligatory adverbial or adverbial complement. In part, the paper touches upon the thematic status of the prepositional phrases functioning as adjuncts of place and time (sometimes cause) that always occur in initial position of the sentence. Also, the paper distinguishes between the prepositional phrases that function as noun phrase modifiers or attribute and those that function as adverbials by indentifying the structural properties that set them apart.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 07:20
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 07:20
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1691

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