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Title: An equational analysis of VP-Ellipsis in English and Arabic : a semantic study
Author: Kolko, Maha Abdul Salam
ISNI:       0000 0001 3601 5544
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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The purpose of this thesis is to examine VP-ellipsis in Modern Standard Arabic and Syrian Arabic (abbreviated throughout as MSA and SA, respectively). It is our intention to provide an in-depth analysis of the nature of VP-ellipsis in coordinated constructions in both varieties of Arabic. The study of VP-ellipsis in linguistics has received an extensive examination with respect to English, especially from a syntactic theory point of view; however, this is not the case in MSA and SA. One reason for investigating this linguistic phenomenon is to invalidate the allegation that VP-ellipsis in Arabic is a peripheral phenomenon; rather, it is an important device which has not been systematically examined by linguists. Indeed, one can find very few studies that have been done on the subject.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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