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  • 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...

  • Pidginization and Creolizationby Kees Versteegh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 158.00

    This book is concerned with the notions of “pidginization” and “creolization” and the role of these processes of language learning in the history of the Arabic language. It is argued that when a new type of Arabic emerged after the Islamic conquests in the 7th century AD, the language went through these processes, as can be... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Ellen Broselow; Mushira Eid; John McCarthy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes papers on the study of Arabic dialects and their implications for general linguistics (Section I), as well of papers of a more general nature (Sections II and III). Because the Arabic dialects are similar in many ways, a study of their differences can help isolate precisely the range of permissible interlinguistic variation (i.e.... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Vicente Cantarino; Keith Walters

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 165.00

    This volume divides into 3 sections: I. Arabic in Contact: the Hispano-Arabic Connection; II. Arabic in Contact: Other Connections; III. Phonological Perspectives. more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Robert R. Ratcliffe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume are a selection of papers presented at the 10th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (Salt Lake City, 1-3 March 1996). The contributions are: Remarks on Focus in Standard Arabic: Jamal Ouhalla ; Definiteness Realization and Function in Palestinian Arabic: Dina Belyayeva ; Case Properties of Nominalization Dps in Classical... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Dilworth B. Parkinson; Elabbas Benmamoun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    The papers in this collection derive from the Annual Symposia on Arabic Linguistics held in Stanford (1999) and Berkeley (2000). The selection is noteworthy for its diversity of approach, and for a noticeable broadening of the kinds of questions that are being asked and the kind of data being gathered about Arabic in various settings. These papers... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    This volume includes ten papers selected from the Seventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. For the first time in this series, three of the papers represent experimental studies dealing with Arabic syllable and morphological structure. Four are focused on aspects of agreement in Arabic. The remaining three deal with certain problems in Arabic... more...

  • Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phoneticsby Zeki Majeed Hassan; Barry Heselwood

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    Brought together in this volume are fourteen studies using a range of modern instrumental methods ? acoustic and articulatory ? to investigate the phonetics of several North African and Middle Eastern varieties of Arabic. Topics covered include syllable structure, quantity, assimilation, guttural and emphatic consonants and their pharyngeal and laryngeal... more...