Intra-Paradigmatic Contrast in Arabic Verbal Morphology


Arabic verbs exhibit a morphologically conditioned stem ablaut which has been attributed in the past to an apophonic scale (Guerssel and Lowenstamm 1996; Ségéral 1997). I show here that this apophonic scale is unnecessary, and that Arabic ablaut can be attributed instead to maximized contrast along the dimension of morphosyntactic aspect, employing… (More)


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@inproceedings{Teeple2006IntraParadigmaticCI, title={Intra-Paradigmatic Contrast in Arabic Verbal Morphology}, author={David Teeple and Allison Largent and Armin Mester and Justin Nuger and Kyle Rawlins}, year={2006} }