A Linguistic History of Arabic

A Linguistic History of Arabic

by Jonathan Owens
ISBN-10:
0199290822
ISBN-13:
9780199290826
Pub. Date:
07/13/2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Overview

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
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