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By Ashraf Abdou

Idioms characterize a desirable linguistic phenomenon that has captured the eye of many linguists for many years. This corpus-based examine of idioms in sleek typical Arabic sheds mild on their complicated nature, establishes the key styles in their linguistic behaviour, and gives factors for those styles.

Adopting a descriptive framework, the examine addresses major concerns with reference to the discursive behaviour of idioms: the discursive capabilities that they practice and the ways that they give a contribution to the team spirit in their texts. interpreting basic information with reference to the semantic, discursive, lexical and grammatical homes of Arabic idioms, the writer touches at the ubiquity of those expressions in language use, the big variety of services they practice in discourse, the issues they typically reason in domain names comparable to international language studying and translation, and their standard divergence from the conventional ideas of grammar and semantic compositionality.

Providing motives for significant linguistic phenomena, this research can be available to linguists, translators, lexicographers, translation software program builders, and language lecturers in addition to learners.

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PPTCP-GEN-INDF lit. he is blowing into a cut-off bagpipe he is trying in vain to convince other people to take certain actions to improve a situation (cf. 6 Nominal idioms No. PPTCP-F-NOM-INDF lit. a cracked record repetitious boring talk about a particular topic (cf. F-NOM-INDF milch-NOM-INDF milch cow (cf. also cash cow) tuffāḥat-u ’ādam 2 apple-NOM Adam Adam’s apple or (esp. in literary language) the forbidden fruit ḥibr-u-n ‘alā waraq-i-n 383 ink-NOM-INDF on paper-GEN-INDF lit. g. of decisions or laws) (cf.

The newspapers are Al-Hayat, Al-Nahar, and Al-Ummah. I have not conducted systematic, exhaustive examinations of this corpus because it is extremely large such that it cannot be investigated thoroughly by an individual researcher. This corpus consists of 489,729,594 words. In addition, although the LDC Arabic Corpus makes use of some advanced searching tools such as wildcards, it does not utilize many of the functions of regular expressions. Lastly, on occasion, I have carried out some informal interviews with native speakers of Arabic.

The newspapers are Al-Hayat, Al-Nahar, and Al-Ummah. I have not conducted systematic, exhaustive examinations of this corpus because it is extremely large such that it cannot be investigated thoroughly by an individual researcher. This corpus consists of 489,729,594 words. In addition, although the LDC Arabic Corpus makes use of some advanced searching tools such as wildcards, it does not utilize many of the functions of regular expressions. Lastly, on occasion, I have carried out some informal interviews with native speakers of Arabic.

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