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Verb Phrase
(4,252 words)

1. Introduction

The concept of the verb phrase ( VP) is central to contemporary theoretical approaches to Arabic, and, indeed, to modern syntactic theory in general, with its status as a theoretical construct being controversial. The controversy revolves around what is being claimed by saying that a language ‘has a VP’. The weak claim is simply that in at least some data types, a di…

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Frederick Hoyt, “Verb Phrase”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0367>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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