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Antigemination as Morphosemantic Integrity in Arabic Dialects

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This chapter investigates the problem of antigemination in Arabic dialects. It puts forward the view that any proposal for the occurrence of antigemination should not be purely formally driven within an isolated phonological framework, but should also address a systematic study into the morphosemantic properties of the particular forms. This is dependent on acknowledging that there is a morphosemantic association between the verbal forms II and III, with particular reference to the reduplicative structure exhibited by consonants and lengthened vowels. The chapter is highlights the issue that considerations on these properties are dependent for an explanation of antigemination. The fundamental feature of Arabic derivational morphology is that the verbal root exhibits 'morphosemantic' patterns. The patterns which are of specific interest to this discussion are forms I, II and III.

Keywords: antigemination; Arabic dialects; Arabic verbs; morphosemantic integrity

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