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Title: The ta infix and prefix in Arabic verbal forms compared with other Semitic languages.
Author: El-Garh, Mohamed Mohamed Salem.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3442 7684
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1959
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In Arabic, as in other Semitic languages, the basic verbal idea, commonly denoted by three root-letters (radicals), can be modified among others, by the addition, prefixed or infixed, of the formative element t (in its prevalent form ta). The present thesis, devoted to the study of this phenomenon, represents an attempt both to assess the different types of modification effected by the addition of the ta to the Arabic verb in particularly and the Semitic verb in general, and to investigate any possibility of their having a common origin. In order to realize these aims: (i) previous contributions to the ta phenomenon in the Arabic verb have been examined (ch. I); (ii) a picture of the phenomenon in each of the main cognate languages has been drawn (ch. II); (iii) inductive analyses of Arabic ta forms in their actual context have been carried out in a representative amount of classical literature (ch. III); (iv) the information gathered by these investigations has been collated to produce, a coherent, consistent and comprehensive theory of the origin and development of the formative ta (ch. IV). The descriptive inductive-comparative approach to the ta phenomenon here represents also an attempt to revise the method of study of the linguistic phenomena in classical Arabic, and to diagnose the - now widely recognized - failure of the conventional grammar of this language a failure resulting mainly from the lack of such an approach.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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