Karen Mcneil

Karen Mcneil
Georgetown University | GU · Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Master of Arts


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I am currently studying the changing status of Tunisian Arabic as a written language.


Publications (3)
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In this work I will be discussing the preposition fī and its use as an aspectual marker in Tunisian Arabic. Fī, as a preposition, describes a containment relationship and is roughly equivalent to the English prepositions ‘in’ and ‘into’. In addition to its use as a marker of spatial relationship, fī has developed an aspectual use in Tunisian Arabic...
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Because of the many varieties of Arabic, there can never be “one” authoritative corpus of the language. To achieve the best results for language-learning resources and natural language processing, corpora for both the standard language and the spoken varieties need to be available. To this end, Tunisiya.org is a project, led by Karen McNeil and Mil...
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Introduction In Arabic, many linguistic units which would be considered separate words in English are written together as one word. Since conjunctions, possessive pronouns, and direct object pronouns are all cliticized, most nouns and adjectives will be inflected in some way. In addition, the complex morphology of the verbs means that each verb may...