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Exploring the Linguistic and the Discourse-pragmatic Functions of Arabic Yaʕni in a Novel Context of Language Use

Abstract Yaʕni ‘lit. he/it signifies/means/intends’ is an arising linguistic and discourse-pragmatic phenomenon in many varieties and speech situations of spoken Arabic. Yet, the few scholarly investigations yaʕni has received come from restricted and limited contexts of language use. The primary aims of this dissertation were to, first, expand and broaden research on Arabic yaʕni into novel contexts of language use and to, second, explore the linguistic and the discourse-pragmatic functions of yaʕni. Therefore, the data used for this dissertation were collected, selected, and analyzed from a sample of spoken data brought from two episodes of a Saudi sports TV show Alkurah Tatakallam ‘lit. the ball speaks.’ The analytical procedures and discussions ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Mobarki, Yahya (Author) / Adams, Karen (Advisor) / van Gelderen, Elly (Committee member) / James, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Discourse markers / Pragmatic markers / Spoken Arabic / Yaʕni
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 211 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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