Relative Clauses Introduced by Adverbial Relativizers in Arabic

DIZDAR, Elma (2013) Relative Clauses Introduced by Adverbial Relativizers in Arabic. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Abstract

Key words: relative clauses, adverbial relativizers, relative clause formation strategies, equi type, relative-pronoun strategy ABSTRACT Relative clauses in Arabic choose among a range of relativizers, including adjectival and substantive pronouns and adverbial relativizers. Depending on a number of factors, including the choice of relativizers, they also embrace different relative clause formation strategies. Based on the typology of relative clause formation strategies proposed by E. Keenan and B. Comrie, this paper focuses on description of the formation strategy, or rather strategies of Arabic relative clauses introduced by adverbial relativizers. In attempt to define the formation strategy of this type of Arabic relative clauses, the paper distinguishes between free relative clauses introduced by adverbial relativizers in Arabic and those with antecedents. As shown in examples of sentences taken from modern Arabic literature, the two mentioned classes of Arabic relative clauses introduced by adverbial relativizers seem to involve different relative clause formation strategies. Thus, while free relative clauses show a striking similarity with the equi type of relative clauses, relative clauses with antecedents fit much better into the relative-pronoun strategy.

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
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 11:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 11:10
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1762

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