Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences

From 2000 to 2018

ISSN 1026-3721

Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by The University of Jordan. The main objective of the journal is to provide an intellectual platform for all scholars from Jordanian and international universities. Dirast: Human and Social Sciences journal articles are indexed in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The journal is developing to become one of the leading journals for humanities and social sciences in the region.

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Blockage of Almubtada's Advancement to Alkhabar: a Semantic Perspective


This research paper addresses the cases where Al-Mubtada (subject) has to be preceded by the predicate. It handles syntacticians’ views on, focusing on the semantic account for each case. It suggests whether these semantic accounts are adequate; if not it provides further semantic accounts which may be more pursuing. It is worth indicating that Al-Mubtada must not initiate the sentence if the predicate is a compulsorily-beginning word or is restricted to the Al-Mubtada or Al-Mubtada is a cataphoric pronoun referring back to the predicate or is indefinite provident that the predicate is a phrase, just to name a few. This paper provides a semantic interpretation for all of these cases and others.


Abd Rahman M Al-Quda


Al-Mubtada, The Predicate, Semantic Interpretation