A Linguistic History of Arabic

A Linguistic History of Arabic

by Jonathan Owens
Pub. Date:
Oxford University Press
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
  • purchase options


A Linguistic History of Arabic

A Linguistic History of Arabic challenges the traditional accounts of the progression of classical Arabic to contemporary dialects. It presents a rich and complex picture of early Arabic language history and establishes the basis for a comprehensive, linguistically-based understanding of the history of Arabic. The arguments are set out in a manner accessible to students and scholars of Arabic and Islamic culture, as well as to those studying Arabic and historical linguists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199290826
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/13/2006
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Language and its Secrets
2. Old Arabic, Neo-Arabic, and Comparative Linguistics
3. Case and Proto Arabic
4. Al-Idgham al-Kabiyr and Case Endings
5. Pre-Diasporic Arabic in the Diaspora: A Statistical Approach to Arabic Language History
6. Nigerian Arabic and Reconstruction of the Imperfect Verb
7. Imala
8. Suffix Pronouns and Reconstruction
9. Summary and Epilogue

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews