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Word-order patterns in written Arabic : medieval and modern perspectives

Author: Yishai Peled
Publisher: Leiden : Brill ; Biggleswade : Extenza Turpin [distributor], 2009.
Series: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yishai Peled
ISBN: 9789004170629 9004170626
OCLC Number: 399382470
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: xiii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: Historical Background and Modern Approaches --
Ch. 2. Type-1 Sentences: Verb+Subject --
Ch. 3. Type-2 Sentences: Subject+Predicate --
Ch. 4. Problems in the Theory of Sentence Types --
Ch. 5. Extended Versions of Type-2 and Type.
Series Title: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 52.
Responsibility: 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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