Bleached verbs as aspectual auxiliaries in colloquial modern Hebrew and Arabic dialects

Gamliel, O. and Mar’i, A. a.-R. (2015) Bleached verbs as aspectual auxiliaries in colloquial modern Hebrew and Arabic dialects. In: Doron, E., Tirosh-Becker, O. and Benor, S. (eds.) Language Contact and the Development of Modern Hebrew. Series: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics (84). Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9789004302006 (doi:10.1163/9789004310896_005)

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Abstract

Verbal inflections in Classical Hebrew and Arabic encode aspectual information such as perfective and imperfective. In modern Arabic dialects, an aspectual system has evolved through the auxiliary usage of bleached verbs, replacing the older system of aspectual inflections. Arguably, a similar process in which bleached verbs acquire aspectual use is now evolving in Colloquial Modern Hebrew. The article discusses the functions of the bleached verbs ‘sit’ and ‘come’ in Colloquial Modern Hebrew and Arabic.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamliel, Dr Ophira
Authors: Gamliel, O., and Mar’i, A. a.-R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Jewish Languages
Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers
ISSN:2213-4387
ISSN (Online):2213-4638
ISBN:9789004302006

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