A syllable-based approach to verbal morphology in Arabic

Lynne Cahill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Abstract

The syllable-based approach to morphological representation (Cahill, 2007) involves defining fully inflected morphological forms according to their syllabic structure. This permits the definition, for example, of distinct vowel constituents for inflected forms where an ablaut process operates. Cahill (2007) demonstrated that this framework was capable of defining standard Arabic templatic morphology, without the need for different techniques. In this paper we describe a further development of this lexicon which includes a larger number of verbs, a complete account of the agreement inflections and accounts for one of the oft-cited problems for Arabic morphology, the weak forms. Further, we explain how the use of this particular lexical framework permits the development of lexicons for the Semitic languages that are easily maintainable, extendable and can represent dialectal variation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the LREC Workshop on Semitic Languages
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventProceedings of the LREC Workshop on Semitic Languages - Malta
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Workshop

WorkshopProceedings of the LREC Workshop on Semitic Languages
Period1/01/10 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A syllable-based approach to verbal morphology in Arabic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this