This thesis explores the pragmatic and syntactic functions of the word /keda/ within a propositional and non-propositonal meaning. It also investigates /keda/within the sentence structure as a propositional meaning and outside the sentence structure as a non-propositional meaning. The analysis of /keda/ is done using a corpus of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic movies. The study uses Wordsmith Tools software to show and analyze the data./Keda/ has different meanings within the sentence structure like ‘this’/’that’, ‘so, ‘in this way’ and other meanings. It has different pragmatic and syntactic functions. When/keda/ is outside the sentence structure, it acts like the discourse markers just, like, sort of or kind of. The findings allow both teachers to better understand and use the word /keda/.
Applied Linguistics Department
MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
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(2016).Propositional and non- propositional functions of /Keda/ in the language of Egyptian film [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Hussein, Mona. Propositional and non- propositional functions of /Keda/ in the language of Egyptian film. 2016. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.