Sound Disappearance: The Phonological Idiosyncrasy of Elision in Iraqi Arabic

Majid Abdulatif Ibrahim


The present treatise is a phonological study of elision in Iraqi Arabic. It aims at identifying and investigating the individual segments and the various types of syllables which are subjected to elision. It also attempts to examine the influence elision on the phonotactic rules, syllable structure and syllabification of Iraqi Arabic. It is assumed that elision has different effect on the concatenation of phonemes at and across word-boundary, syllable patterning and syllabification.

Key words: Iraqi Arabic; Elision; Assimilation; Syllable; Phonotactics


Iraqi Arabic; Elision; Assimilation; Syllable; Phonotactics


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