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2008 | 44 | 2 | 155-177
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The Syllable Shape of Al-Ahsa Dialect: An OT Perspective

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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.
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44
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2
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155-177
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published
2008-06-01
online
2008-07-11
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