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


This evaluative paper attempts to explore the extent to which morphemes, i.e. the smallest units that carry meaning, can be incorporating in Standard Arabic. From different linguistic perspectives, the article quantifies as well as qualifies the long structures in the holy Script of Islam. The longest structure is identified as the unit of language that aggregates the verb phrase (VP) and some other noun phrases (NPs) functioning as subject and object(s) together on both the graphemic and phonemic levels. Euphonies, i.e. rules of sound concordance, are consulted. Meaning relations and values are calculated and drawn. The components of the long structure including the verb phrase (VP) and its arguments are investigated on both the functional, i.e. grammatical, and syntactic, i.e. structural, levels.