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Morphology is the study of word formation. Arabic has a rich morphological system with many interesting properties. This entry begins in Section 1 with a synopsis of some important morphological concepts. Sections 2 and 3 de-scribe the morphology of Arabic verbs and nouns. Section 4 is an overview of recent research on morphology in Arabic and other Semitic languages.

1. Morphological concepts

Words are composed of meaningful units called morphemes. The…

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John J. McCarthy, “Morphology”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0222>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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