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The Arabic language

Author: C H M Versteegh
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This general introduction to the Arabic Language, now available in paperback, places special emphasis on the history and variation of the language, concentrating on the difference between the two  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C H M Versteegh
ISBN: 0231111525 9780231111522 0878402225 9780878402229 0878402233 9780878402236
OCLC Number: 36649096
Language Note: Includes some Arabic.
Description: viii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Development of the Study of Arabic --
2. Arabic as a Semitic Language --
3. The Earliest Stages of Arabic --
4. Arabic in the Pre-Islamic Period --
5. The Development of Classical Arabic --
6. The Structure of Classical Arabic in the Linguistic Tradition --
7. The Emergence of New Arabic --
8. Middle Arabic --
9. The Study of the Arabic Dialects --
10. The Dialects of Arabic --
11. The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic --
12. Diglossia and Bilingualism --
13. Arabic as a Minority Language --
14. Arabic as a World Language.
Responsibility: Kees Versteegh.


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This is a very useful handbook, both for general linguists interested in various aspects of the history and present state of Arabic and for Arabists and/or Semiticists who wish to update their Read more...

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