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Mood (Arabic Dialects)
(4,479 words)

1. Introduction

Mood in spoken Arabic is a complex grammatical category. Standard Arabic grammarians did not have a term for it and therefore made no explicit reference to it (mood (Standard Arabic)). Mood in spoken Arabic is complex for the following reasons: (i) There is no universally agreed definition of the term; (ii) spoken Arabic, including Educated (Spoken) Arabic, is characteri…

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Shahir El-Hassan, “Mood (Arabic Dialects)”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0218>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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