Abbas Benmamoun

 Abbas Benmamoun

Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Professor Emeritus

Biography

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Professor of Linguistics

Afflilated Faculty: Department of French

Member of the Center of African Studies

Member of the Center of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Abdulkafi Albirini Is Learning a Standard Variety Similar to Learning a New Language? Evidence from Heritage Arabic Speakers Studies in Second Language Acquisition 2016, p. 1-31.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Abdulkafi Albirini, Silvina Montrul, and Eman Saadah Arabic Plurals and Root and Pattern Morphology in Egyptian and Palestinian Heritage Speakers Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 4 1 2014, p. 89-123.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Silvina Montrul, and Maria Polinsky Defining an “Ideal” Heritage Speaker: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges Theoretical Linguistics 39 39 2013, p. 259-294.
Albirini, Abdulkafi, Brahim Chakrani, and Elabbas Benmamoun Gender and Number Agreement in the Oral Production of Arabic Language and Cognition 16 1 2013, p. 1-18.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Silvina Montrul, and Maria Polinsky Heritage Languages and Their Speakers: Opportunities and Challenges for Linguistics Theoretical Linguistics 39 39 2013, p. 129-181.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Agreement and Cliticization in Arabic Varieties from Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives Al-`Arabiyya 44-45 2012, p. 137-150.
Albirini, Abdulkafi, and Elabbas Benmamoun Aspects of second language transfer in the oral production of Egyptian and Palestinian heritage speakers International Journal of Bilingualism 18 2014, p. 244-273.
Albirini, Abdulkafi, Elabbas Benmamoun, and Eman Saadah Grammatical features of Egyptian and Palestinian Arabic Heritage Speakers’ Oral Production Studies in Second Language Acquisition 33 2011, p. 273-303..
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Archna Bhatia, and Maria Polinsky Closest Conjunct Agreement in Head-Final Languages Linguistic Variation Yearbook 9 2010, p. 67-88.
Benmamoun, Elabbas The Syntax of Arabic Tense Linguistique Arabe 2007, p. 9-25.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Heidi Lorimor Featureless Expressions: When Morpho-phonological Markers are absent Linguistic Inquiry 37 1 2006, p. 1-23.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Licensing Options: The Puzzle of Head NPIs Linguistic Inquiry 2006, p. 141-149.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Rajesh Kumar The Overt Licensing of NPIs in Hindi The Yearbook of South Asian 2006, p. 31-48.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Agreement parallelism between sentences and noun phrases Lingua 113 2003, p. 747-764.
Albirini, Abdulkafi, and Elabbas Benmamoun Factors affecting the retention of sentential negation in heritage Egyptian Arabic Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2015, p. 470-489.
Albirini, Abdulkafi, and Elabbas Benmamoun Concatenative and Non-Concatenative Plural Formation in L1, L2, and Heritage Speakers Modern Language Journal 98 3 2014, p. 854-871.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Mahmoud Abunasser, Rania Alsabbagh, Abdelaadim Bidaoui, and Dana Shalash The Location of Sentential Negation in Arabic Varieties Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 2014, p. 83-116.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Silvina Montrul, and Maria Polinsky Defining an “Ideal” Heritage Speaker: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges. Reply to Peer Commentaries Theoretical Linguistics 39 2014, p. 259-294.

Book Contributions

Abunasser, Mahmoud, and Elabbas Benmamoun Quantifying lexical and Pronunciation variation between three Arabic varieties Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVII edited by Stuart Davis, edited by Usama Soltan. Quantifying lexical and Pronunciation variation between three Arabic varieties Edited by Stuart Davis, Edited by Usama Soltan, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2016, p. 187-212.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Verbal and Nominal Plurals and the Syntax Morphology Interface Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVII edited by Stuart Davis, edited by Usama Soltan. Verbal and Nominal Plurals and the Syntax Morphology Interface Edited by Stuart Davis, Edited by Usama Soltan, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2016, p. 59-74.
Akkuş, Faruk, and Elabbas Benmamoun Clause Structure in Contact Contexts: Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII edited by Youssef Haddad, edited by Eric Postdam. Clause Structure in Contact Contexts: Edited by Youssef Haddad, Edited by Eric Postdam, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2016, p. 153-172.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Mahmoud Abunasser, Rania Al-Sabbagh, Abdelaadim Bidaoui, and Dana Shalash Variations On the Same Theme: Sentential Negation and the Negative Copula in Arabic Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIV-XXV edited by Samira Farwaneh, edited by Hamid Ouali. Variations On the Same Theme: Sentential Negation and the Negative Copula in Arabic Edited by Samira Farwaneh, Edited by Hamid Ouali, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2014, p. 121-138.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Lina Choueiri The Syntax of Arabic from a Generative Perspective Handbook of Arabic Linguistics edited by Jonathan Owens. The Syntax of Arabic from a Generative Perspective Edited by Jonathan Owens, Oxford Oxford University Press 2013, p. 115-164.
Hasegawa-Johnson, Hasegawa-Johnson, Elabbas , Benmamoun, Eiman Mustafawi, and Mohamed Elmahdy . On The Definition of the Word `Segmental' Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody . On The Definition of the Word `Segmental' 2012.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Clause Structure and Tense of Verbless Sentences Foundational Issues In Linguistics Theory edited by Maria-Luisa Zubizaretta, edited by Robert Freidin, edited by Carlos Otero. Clause Structure and Tense of Verbless Sentences Edited by Maria-Luisa Zubizaretta, Edited by Robert Freidin, Edited by Carlos Otero, MIT Press 2008, p. 105-131.
Benmamoun, Elabbas The Role of the Imperfective Template in Arabic Morphology Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-based, Morphology edited by Joseph Shimron. The Role of the Imperfective Template in Arabic Morphology Edited by Joseph Shimron, John Benjamins 2003, p. 99-114.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Reciprocals as Plurals Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II edited by Jacqueline Lecarme. Reciprocals as Plurals Edited by Jacqueline Lecarme, John Benjamins 2003, p. 53-62.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Khaled Al Asbahi Negation and the Subject Position in Sana`ani Arabic Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVI edited by Karen Froud, edited by Reem Khamis-Dakwar. Negation and the Subject Position in Sana`ani Arabic Edited by Karen Froud, Edited by Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2014, p. 75-90.

Books

Aoun, Joseph, Elabbas Benmamoun, and Lina Choueiri Arabic Syntax Cambridge University Press 2010.
Benmamoun, Elabbas The Feature Structure of Functional Categories Oxford University Press 2000.

Encyclopedia Entries

Benmamoun, Elabbas Arabic Syntax Encyclopedia of Arabic Linguistics IV Brill Academic Publishers 2009.
Benmamoun, Elabbas The Construct State Encyclopedia of Arabic Linguistics Brill Academic Publishers 2006.

Edited Books

Benmamoun, Elabbas Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIX John Benjamins 2007.
Al-Hawary, Mohammad, and Elabbas Benmamoun Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XVII-XVIII John Benjamins 2005.
Parkinson, Dilworth, and Elabbas Benmamoun Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV John Benjamins 2002.
Lappin, Shalom, and Elabbas Benmamoun Fragments: Studies In Ellipsis and Gapping Oxford University Press 1999.
Benmamoun, Elabbas Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XII John Benjamins 1999.
Benmamoun, Elabbas, and Mushira Eid Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics Vol. XI John Benjamins 1998.