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Connectives in the World Wide Arabic corpus

Hassan, Haslina and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2010) Connectives in the World Wide Arabic corpus. In: The Fifth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) group International Conference on Connecting Corpus Linguistics, 18th-19th June 2010, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK. (Unpublished)

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This study analysed the use of connectives in the World Wide Arabic corpus of selected Gulf countries. The corpus was built by using Web BootCat where the Arabic sites had been extracted based on Arabic seed-words parallel to the English ones (Sharoff, 2006). A quantitative method has been employed to analyse the Arabic connectives extracted from the word lists prepared by SketchEngine. The results revealed that connectives, particularly connectives’ sub-topic, namely ḥurwf al-jar "حرﻭوﻑف ﺍالجر" (prepositions) appeared to be on the top ten list for the most frequent words used in all corpora irrespective of country and genre. The study also observed that there are few connectives listed and repeatedly cited in the Traditional Arabic Grammar but are not found in the corpus.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic corpus, Arabic connectives, second language learning
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 10:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4188

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