An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study addresses one of the complex topics in Arabic Grammar as the researcher attempted in this study to answer several questions only addressed by a small number of scholars working in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. This issue is mainly concerned with some structural linguistic problems in practical Arabic as used both on the theoretical and practical levels. Despite their significance, these issues are still absent from scholars' interests in practical Arabic field as seen in language and grammar textbooks. The main object of this study is to use the structural linguistics and historical linguistics to explain the conformity between the structures referring to Manner (الهيئة) and Circumstance (الحال) in Arabic. Why do we find the following structures being used hand by hand in Arabic: (فَتَحَ الْبابَ مُسْرِعًا), (فَتَحَ الْبابَ فَتْحًا سَريعًا), (فَتَحَ الْبابَ سَريعًا), (فَتَحَ الْبابَ بِسُرْعَةٍ), and (فَتَحَ الْبابَ بِشَكْلٍ سَريعٍ)? Another question we are trying to answer is: what are the specified structural needs that led to the generation of each of those manners (هَيْئات) whether it was nominal or verbal?