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Sentence types and word-order patterns in written Arabic : medieval and modern perspectives

Author: Yishai Peled
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 52.
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"Sentence types and word-order patterns in Arabic have been a matter of debate and controversy for a long period of time. They were hotly discussed by the medieval Arab grammarians and continue to be a major topic of discussion among modern scholars. This book describes the development of the medieval grammarians' theory of sentence types; a development from the theory of 'amal, which lies at the heart of medieval  Read more...
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Peled, Yishai.
Sentence types and word-order patterns in written Arabic.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(OCoLC)681504302
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yishai Peled
ISBN: 9789004170629 9004170626
OCLC Number: 243602118
Description: xiii, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 52.
Responsibility: by Yishai Peled.
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Analyzing the medieval Arab grammarians' treatment of sentence types and word-order patterns in Arabic, this book sheds new light on the achievements of one of the major traditions in the history of  Read more...

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