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Title: Annexation ('iḍāfa) in Arabic Grammatical Thought
Author(s): DROR, Yehudit
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 304 Issue: 2 Date: 2016
The term 'iḍāfa ('annexation') refers to a syntactic unit in which the first component, called al-muḍāf, is linked to the second component, called al-muḍāf 'ilayhi, when the latter defines or identifies the first component. This paper attempts to provide an in-depth account of the prominent issues discussed in the grammatical descriptions presenting this phenomenon: the literal meaning of the term 'iḍāfa; the syntactic features of each component (e.g., case mark and definiteness); types of annexation (proper vs. improper annexation); the separation of the annexation components; the deletion of the muḍāf or the muḍāf 'ilayhi; the syntactic components that can function as muḍāf or as muḍāf 'ilayhi.