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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...