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Connectives in the World Wide Web Arabic Corpus

Hassan, Haslina and Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Atwell, Eric (2013) Connectives in the World Wide Web Arabic Corpus. World Applied Sciences Journal (WASJ) (21). pp. 67-72. ISSN 1818-4952

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This study analyses the use of connectives in the World Wide Arabic corpus of selected Gulf countries. The corpus was made up of words from selected Arabic sites based on Arabic seed-words which are parallel to English. A quantitative method was employed in analysing the Arabic connectives extracted from the word lists prepared using SketchEngine. The results revealed that connectives, particularly huruf al-jar (prepositions), were on the top ten list for the most frequent words used in all corpora irrespective of country and genre. The study also shows that some of the connectives that are commonly taught in Arabic language classes are not found in the corpus.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2462/30047
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr Haslina Hassan
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 13:49
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30047

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