Lund, Sweden (PressExposure) September 02, 2009 -- This book will serve as a basis for a developed study of the morphological classes of the irregular verbal and nominal forms and the main phonological changes that occur in the Arabic language. For this purpose, the author presents and studies the forms of the doubled, hamzated, verb with first, 2nd or 3rd weak radical, and the verb that is doubly weak. The existence of a doubled segment, a hamza or a weak segment in the word can result in different phonological changes which lead it from one base form to a derived form. The author adopts an original model which takes into consideration the succession of different segments occurring in one word, and in some cases, in two words following each other. With its numerous references, this comprehensive work is likely to stimulate further research and is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of Arabic and for anyone interested in the Arabic language and linguistics.
Deftly constructed at 268 pages, The Complexity Of The Irregular Verbal And Nominal Forms & The Phonological Changes In Arabic is being promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Language and Linguistics category.
ISBN: 978-9197764124 Format: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches SRP: $40.74 from Amazon
About the Author: Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden, and has previously been a lecturer there during many years.
Beside the present book, she is the author of "Arabic Morphology and Phonology: Based on the Marah Al-Arwah by Ahmad B. Ali B. Masud (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics), Brill Academic Publishers (July 2001) and "Ahmad B. 'Ali B. Mas'Ud on Arabic Morphology Marah Al-Arwah: Part 1:The Strong Verb (Studia Orientalia Ludensia, Vol 4), Brill Academic Publishers (October 1990).
She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 2009.