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Academic Paper

Title: Future Markers in Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic: A Contrastive Study
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Author: Emad Al-Saidat
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Institution: Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Standard
Abstract: This paper aims at finding the differences between MSA and JA in the area of future. It focuses on the forms and uses of these markers. It is found that MSA future markers are not used in JA; instead, a number of different markers are used to express different speakers’ attitudes towards the future activity. Moreover, MSA markers are not inflected while some of JA future markers are inflected for person, number and gender. It is found in this paper that differences between the two varieties of Arabic do exist but still they are two dialects of the same language, Arabic, and cannot be considered as two different languages because of some religious and political reasons.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Contrastive Analysis
Publication Info: European Journal of Social Sciences – Volume 12, Number 3 (2010)
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