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  • Language and Change in the Arab Middle Eastby Ami Ayalon

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 94.99

    In this study of the rise of modern Arabic, the author analyses language to document the sudden and profound transformation undergone by Middle Eastern societies under the impact of 19th century European expansion and influence. more...

  • Arabische Dialektgeographieby Peter Behnstedt; Manfred Woidich

    BRILL 2005; US$ 133.00

    This volume is the first comprehensive and systematic description of the dialect geography of the Arabic language which discusses on the basis of 112 maps topics such as types and interpretation of maps, areal norms and their significance for Arabic and the delimitation of dialect borders. more...

  • Investigating Arabicby Alaa Elgibali

    BRILL 2004; US$ 119.00

    This book represents a major contribution to the field of Arabic linguistics. It gives in depth treatments of the current issues in Arabic linguistics and makes excellent readings for graduate courses and for linguists at large. more...

  • 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...

  • Literature and Development in North Africaby Perri Giovannucci

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression.... more...

  • Arabic Languageby Anwar G. Chejne

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 67.50

    Arabic, with its rich literary heritage, is one of the major languages of the world. It is spoken by about one hundred million people inhabiting a wide and important area of the Middle East. Yet the language and its significant role in history are little 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...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr,... 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...

  • 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...