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2008 | 44 | 2 | 155-177
Article title

THE SYLLABLE SHAPE OF AL-AHSA DIALECT: AN OT PERSPECTIVE

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Abstracts
EN
This work discusses the syllable structure of Al-Ahsa dialect of Arabic. Al-Ahsa dialect is a variation of Arabic spoken in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. An OT (Prince and Smolensky 1993, 2004) framework is adopted and provides a complete analysis of the syllable structure found in the dialect under discussion. It is concluded that Al-Ahsa dialect prohibits initial consonant clusters but allows complex codas. The geminates, however, are allowed medially and finally.
Contributors
  • Abdullah H. Akjumah, Ypsilanti (for postal address contact the journal editor)
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA081228
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.05197553-8007-3b18-b8e0-63d5ed6dcf95
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