Relativization in Arabic

faqel's picture
Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Damascus UNIV. Journal- V14- Number(4) 1998
Year of Publication: 
Fayez M. Aqel Taha
Current Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature ,Faculty of humanities, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

This article points out the typological characteristics and the types of relative clauses in classical Arabic; it also examines the relativization process in view of Comrie's (1981) hierarchy to relative clause formation and shows that relative clauses in Arabic follow their head noun in agreement with Greenberg's universals about relative clauses Cross-linguistically. Finally, it shows that Arabic, unlike many other languages, relativizes on all grammatical relations.

Relativization_in_Arabic30.36 KB