The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

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Arabic is one of the world's largest languages, spoken natively by nearly 300 million people. By strength of numbers alone Arabic is one of our most important languages, studied by scholars across many different academic fields and cultural settings. It is, however, a complex language rooted in its own tradition of scholarship, constituted of varieties each imbued with unique cultural values and characteristic linguistic properties. Understanding its linguistics holistically is ...

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Overview

Arabic is one of the world's largest languages, spoken natively by nearly 300 million people. By strength of numbers alone Arabic is one of our most important languages, studied by scholars across many different academic fields and cultural settings. It is, however, a complex language rooted in its own tradition of scholarship, constituted of varieties each imbued with unique cultural values and characteristic linguistic properties. Understanding its linguistics holistically is therefore a challenge.

The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a comprehensive, one-volume guide that deals with all major research domains which have been developed within Arabic linguistics. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, who both present state-of-the-art overviews and develop their own critical perspectives. The Handbook begins with Arabic in its Semitic setting and ends with the modern dialects; it ranges across the traditional - the classical Arabic grammatical and lexicographical traditions—to the contemporary—Arabic sociolinguistics, Creole varieties and codeswitching, psycholinguistics, and Arabic as a second language - while situating Arabic within current phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexicological theory. An essential reference work for anyone working within Arabic linguistics, the book brings together different approaches and scholarly traditions, and provides analysis of current trends and directions for future research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199764136
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 914,894
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Owens is Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has experience in all aspects of Arabic linguistics, including the Classical linguistic tradition and contemporary spoken varieties, with extensive academic and research experience in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the USA. His many publications include The Foundations of Grammar: An Introduction to Medieval Arabic Grammatical Theory, 1988, Neighborhood and Ancestry: Variation in the Spoken Arabic of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1998, and A Linguistic History of Arabic, 2009.

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Table of Contents

1. A house of sound structure, of marvelous form and proportion: An Introduction
Jonathan Owens

2. Phonetics
Mohamed Embarki

3. Phonology
Sam Hellmuth

4. Morphology
Robert Ratcliffe

5. Arabic Linguistic Tradition I: NaHw and Sarf
Ramzi Baalbaki

6. The Syntax of Arabic from a Generative Perspective
Elabbas Benmamoun and Lina Choueiri

7. The Philological Approach to Arabic Grammar
Lutz Edzard

8. The Arabic Linguistic Tradition II: Beyond Grammar
Pierre Larcher

9. Issues in Arabic Computational Linguistics
Everhard Ditters

10. Sociolinguistics
Enam Al-Wer

11. Arabic Folk Linguistics: Between Mother-tongue and Native Language
Yasir Suleiman

12. Orality, Culture and Language
Clive Holes

13. Dialects and Dialectology
Peter Behnstedt and Manfred Woidich,

14. Codeswitching and Codemixing Involving Arabic
Abdelali Bentahila, Eirlys Davies, and Jonathan Owens

15. Borrowing
Maarten Kossmann

16. Psycholinguistics
Sami Boudelaa

17. Arabic Second Language Acquisition
Karin Ryding

18. The Arabic Writing System
Peter Daniels

19. What is Arabic?
Jan Retsö

20. History
Jonathan Owens

21. The Arabic Literary Language: The NahDa (and Beyond)
Daniel Newman

22. Creoles and Pidgins
Mauro Tosco and Stefano Manfredi

23. Lexicography in the Classical Era
Solomon Sara, Georgetown University

24. Modern Lexicography
Tim Buckwalter and Dilworth Parkinson

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