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A sociolinguistic comparison of the syntax of modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic


2003 2003

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This thesis investigates some of the syntactic differences between two forms of Arabic, the standard and the local vernacular of Petra. This vernacular has not been looked at from a syntactic perspective. The attempt here is to bring attention to some of the features characterizing this vernacular by comparing it with Standard Arabic. It attempts also to find reasons for having two forms of the language in one society as well as people's reaction towards that. It also compares and contrasts the grammatical features each form has and tests them against X-bar theory to see the syntactic difference from a theoretical prospective.

The findings show that this society has diglossic characteristics in that they speak in one form and use the second to write. X-bar theory shows that the two forms are very different from each other.

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Subject
Linguistics
Classification
0290: Linguistics
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics
Title
A sociolinguistic comparison of the syntax of modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic
Author
Saidat, Ahmad Mahmoud
Number of pages
132
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
2502
Source
MAI 42/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Burquest, Donald A.
University/institution
The University of Texas at Arlington
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1416858
ProQuest document ID
305226170
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305226170
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