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  • 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...

  • Arabic: An Essential Grammarby Faruk Abu-Chacra

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    Arabic: An Essential Grammar  is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections,... more...

  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'?nby Arthur Jeffery

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    Republication of Arthur Jeffery?s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur??n, 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??nic semantics. more...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    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,... 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 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...

  • Approaches to Arabic Linguisticsby Everhard Ditters; Harald Motzki

    BRILL 2007; US$ 390.00

    This Liber Amicorum discusses topics on the history of Arabic grammar, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic dialects, domains in which Kees Versteegh plays a leading role. more...

  • Undergraduate's Companion to Arab Writers and Their Web Sites, Theby Dona Straley

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 35.00

    This companion provides information on the lives and works of about 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, covering the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. to the present day. While concentrating on literary authors, writers from the fields of history, geography, and philosophy are also represented. The individuals... more...

  • Introducing Maltese Linguisticsby Bernard Comrie; Ray Fabri; Elizabeth Hume; Manwel Mifsud; Thomas Stolz; Martine Vanhove

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This collection of articles highlights a selection of on-going research projects. Phonological, morphological, and syntactic issues are addressed by international experts on Maltese. The diachronic development of Maltese, its age-long contact with Italo-Romance, and the present diglossic situation with co-official English are the topics of a variety... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Dilworth B. Parkinson; Samira Farwaneh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes nine papers selected from the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Four of the papers deal with the area of corpus linguistics (new for this series), including papers from both a computational and a variationist point of view. The other papers deal with Syntax, and with various aspects of Arabic Sociolinguistics.... more...