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  • Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia , Volume 5 Voices from the Desertby P. Marcel Kurpershoek

    BRILL 2005; US$ 178.00

    The Voice from the Desert is the fifth and concluding volume of the Corpus Poetry & Narratives from Central Arabia. It presents a consolidated Glossary and the Indices for the entire series. In a Preface the author looks back on his twenty years of research in Arabian oral culture. more...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia G. Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'anby A. Jeffery

    BRILL 2006; US$ 175.00

    Republication of Arthur Jeffery’s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’an , offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery’s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for any serious study of Qur’anic semantics. more...

  • Arabic Dialectologyby Enam Al-Wer; Rudolf De Jong

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    This book offers a fresh look at Arabic data in a collection of thought-provoking, new articles written by some of the best known scholars in the field. The contributors discuss topics in historical, social and spatial dialectology focusing on Arabic data investigated within modern analytical frameworks. more...

  • Approaches to Arabic Linguisticsby Everhard Ditters; Harald Motzki

    BRILL 2007; US$ 390.00

    Covers Arabic linguistics, dialects (diglossia, creolization, pidginization), the history of Arabic grammar. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • My Beautiful Bahrainby Robin Barratt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49

    Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...

  • Modern Arabic Literatureby Paul Starkey

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    Provides an introduction to modern Arabic literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Designed as an introductory textbook for English-speaking undergraduates, this title attempts to situate the development of modern Arabic literature in the context of the medieval Arabic literary tradition. more...