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  • Sentence Types and Word-Order Patterns in Written Arabicby Yishai Peled

    BRILL 2008; US$ 199.00

    Analyzing the medieval Arab grammarians' treatment of sentence types and word-order patterns in Arabic, this book sheds new light on the achievements of one of the major traditions in the history of linguistics, and assesses the contribution of modern scholarship to the discussion of the issues raised. more...

  • A Linguistic History of Arabicby Jonathan Owens

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    A Linguistic History of Arabic presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by the methods of historical-comparative linguistics. It challenges the traditional conceptualization of an old, Classical language evolving into the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. Professor Owens combines established comparative linguistic methodology with a careful reading... more...

  • Najdi Arabicby Bruce Ingham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 158.00

    The region of Najd in Central Arabia has always been regarded as inaccessible, ringed by a belt of sand deserts, the Nafūd, Dahana and the Rub’ al-Khāli and often with its population at odds with the rulers of the outer settled lands. It is however the centre of a purely Arabian culture based on a partnership between bedouin camel husbandry... more...

  • The Ecology of Arabicby Muhammad al-Sharkawi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of Arabicization in the Middle East and Egypt in the early period of the Arab conquests. Drawing on material from ancient Arabic grammarians as well as modern studies in second language acquisition, it analyzes the linguistic and non-linguistic ecological factors that contributed to the development of Arabic... more...

  • Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekteby Peter Behnstedt; Manfred Woidich

    BRILL 2010; US$ 297.00

    The Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte / Word Atlas of Arabic Dialects (WAD) intends to provide an unprecedented survey of the lexical richness and diversity of the Arabic dialects as spoken from Uzbekistan to Mauretania and Nigeria, from Malta to Sudan, and including the Ki-Nubi Creole as spoken in Uganda and Kenya. The multilingual word atlas will... more...

  • Arabic Idiomsby Ashraf Abdou

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00

    Idioms represent a fascinating linguistic phenomenon that has captured the attention of many linguists for decades. This book provides a corpus-based study of idioms in Modern Standard Arabic. Examining the data with regard to their semantic, discursive, lexical and grammatical properties, the author sheds light on their intricate nature, establishes... more...

  • Early Arabic Grammatical Theoryby Jonathan Owens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 180.00

    The Arabic grammatical tradition is remarkable for having organized a large amount of descriptive material within a sophisticated formal framework. The present study seeks to elucidate the early development of this system from a theory-internal perspective; it is mainly concerned with the development of the syntactic theory as a formal object, as system... more...

  • The Foundations of Grammarby Jonathan Owens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 188.00

    The Arabic grammatical tradition is one of the great traditions in the history of linguistics, yet it is also one that is comparatively unknown to modern western linguistics. The purpose of the present book is to provide an introduction to this grammatical tradition not merely by summarizing it, but by putting it into a perspective that will make it... more...

  • On the History of Grammar among the Arabsby Ignaz Goldziher; Kinga Dévényi; Tamás Iványi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 158.00

    This essay was written in 1878 by I. Goldziher, who is considered one of the founders and greatest masters of Islamic studies in Europe. He examines the origin and early history of Arabic grammar and some features of its later development with special regard to the cultural historical apsects of the question. Goldziher draws a picture of the most important... more...

  • Studies in the History of Arabic Grammar IIby Kees Versteegh; Michael G. Carter

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 180.00

    This volume presents papers given at the second Symposium on the History of Arabic Grammar (Nijmegen, 1987). The subject has many aspects and invites many different approaches, which might roughly be categorized into three main groupings, viz. treatments of individual grammarians, examinations of particular grammatical topics, and analysis of medieval... more...