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eBook A Linguistic History of Arabic ePub

by Jonathan Owens

  • ISBN: 0199290822
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Jonathan Owens
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 13, 2006)
  • Pages: 328
  • ePub book: 1317 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1584 kb
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A Linguistic History of Arabic.

A Linguistic History of Arabic. The challenge of developing a critical, coherent interpretation of Arabic linguistic history first confronted me when I began teaching a three-semester course on the subject at Bayreuth University, a course which through the (I would like to imagine) enthusiastic participation of students constantly presented new issues and perspectives.

A Linguistic History of Arabic book.

A linguistic history ofArabic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. In a book that is to be highly recommended to all those interested in the history of Arabic and. in historical linguistics at large, Jonathan Owens aims at applying the methods of comparative. historical linguistics to the relationship between the Arabic dialects and earlier forms of Arabic. He regards the evidence of the contemporary dialects as crucial for our understanding of the his-. In his view, these dialects go back to a variety of Arabic. that coexisted with the pre-Islamic Arabic of the Qur’ānand poetry.

Categories: Linguistics\Foreign.

Arabic has always been a puzzle to those who delve into its intricacies.

A Linguistic History of Arabic presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by. .

A Linguistic History of Arabic presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by the methods of ve linguistics. Professor Owens combines established comparative linguistic methodology with a careful reading of the classical Arabic sources, such as the grammatical and exegetical traditions. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

Jonathan Owens is Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

Jonathan Owens is Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Scholarly but largely non-technical style. Arguments can be followed by anyone with a basic background in Arabic and Linguistics. Deploys statistical methods to solve historical linguistic problems. Gives equal weight to classical sources and modern data. Argument is framed from within the intellectual history of the discipline. A Linguistic History of Arabic. A Linguistic History of Arabic presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by the methods of ve linguistics.

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.