The Foundations of Arab Linguistics V

The Foundations of Arab Linguistics V PDF Author:
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004515895
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 276

Book Description
The book is a collection of ten research papers in which leading scholars approach different aspects of the study of Arabic grammar in medieval times, starting with the venerable figure of Sībawayhi (d. 180/796?) and spanning from al-Andalus to the Islamic East.

The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics

The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics PDF Author: Amal Elesha Marogy
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004229655
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
This volume offers in-depth introductions into major aspects of the Foundations of Arabic Linguistics, early Syriac and medieval Hebrew linguistic traditions. It presents S?bawayhi in the context of his grammatical legacy and reviews his work in the light of modern theories.

Arabic Language and National Identity

Arabic Language and National Identity PDF Author: Suleiman Yasir Suleiman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474472931
Category : Arab nationalism
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
"e;A very useful addition to courses on Arab nationalism, nationalism in general, and Arabic linguistics."e;Professor Clive Holes FBA, Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, University of Oxford"e;Masterfully combines his profound familiarity with the Arabic literature, the endless literature on nationalist ideology, and the very substantial sociolinguistic literature on language and ethnic identity."e;Professor Joshua Fishman, Distinguished University Research Professor ofSocial Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University'This compelling and timely study of Arabic culture, language, history, and nationalism by distinguished Arabic linguist Yasir Suleiman allows English-speaking audiences an inside view of key issues in understanding the Arab world. Based on Suleiman's extensive research in Arabic language and society, the book is scholarly but not pedantic, and will appeal to a wide range of readers.'Karin C. Ryding, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic, Georgetown UniversityPrizewinner, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 2004A fresh perspective on nationalism in the Arab Middle East, investigating the interaction between language and nationalist ideology. It covers both communicative and symbolic functions of the language in relation to cultural and political nationalism and the articulation of national identity. Includes: * the Arab past (the interpretation and reinvention of tradition and myth-making)* the clash between Arab and Turkish cultural nationalism in the 19th and early 20th century* readings of canonical treatises on Arab cultural nationalism* a study of the major ideological trends linking language to territorial nationalism* a research agenda for the study of language and nationalism in the Arab contextThis is the first full-scale study of this important topic and will be of interest to students of nationalism, Arab and comparative politics, Arabic Studies, history, cultural stud

Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism

Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism PDF Author: Thomas Philipp
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652712
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 480

Book Description
Jurji Zaidan was one of the leading thinkers of the Arab renaissance. Through his historical novels, his widely read journal, al-Hilal, which is still published today, and his scholarly works, he forged a new cultural Arab identity. In this book, Philipp shows how Zaidan popularized the idea of society that was based on science and reason, and invoked its accessibility to all who aspired to progress and modernity. In the first section, Philipp traces the arc of Zaidan’s career, placing his writings within the political and cultural contexts of the day and analyzing his impact on the emerging Arab nationalist movement. The second part consists of a wide selection of Zaidan’s articles and book excerpts translated into English. These pieces cover such fields as religion and science, society and ethics, and nationalism. With the addition of a comprehensive bibliography, this volume will be recognized as the authoritative source on Zaidan, as well as an essential contribution to the study of Arabic cultural history.

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics PDF Author: Mushira Eid
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027277095
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 347

Book Description
The papers in the first section of this volume, 'Variation in Arabic', deal with a wide range of topics: the function of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) vs. dialect variation in political speeches, patterns of variation in concord in Cairene dialect, the extent to which Cairenes 'know' MSA, and the scope of emphaticization in different dialects. In the section on 'Phonological Perspectives' there are papers dealing with emphasis spread and with gemination/degemination/antigemination in Iraqi Arabic. The papers in the section on syntax, all focused on MSA and within a GB framework, discuss aspects of Arabic that are problematic for current hypotheses in linguistics, and also more traditional issues such as word order and verbal vs. nominal sentences. The last two papers represent a historical, comparative Semitic perspective: on the function of energic suffixes, and on the reconstruction of the early Arabic sounds represented by siin and šiin.

Modern Arabic

Modern Arabic PDF Author: Clive Holes
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589010222
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 419

Book Description
The revised and updated edition of Modern Arabic takes this authoritative, concise linguistic description of the structure and use of modern Arabic to an invaluable new level. Clive Holes traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic, the written language used in the 7th century for the Qur'an and poetry, through the increasingly symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (the language of writing and formal speech) and dialectal Arabic (the language of normal conversation). He shows how Arabic has been shaped over the centuries by migration, urbanization, and education--giving us "a balanced, dispassionate, and accurate picture of the structures, functions, and varieties of the contemporary Arabic language." Holes explains the structural characteristics--phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexical and stylistic developments--that the majority of the dialects share, as distinguished from Modern Standard Arabic. He also shows how native speakers use both types of Arabic for different purposes, with MSA being the language of power and control as used on television and in political speeches, and the dialects serving as the language of intimacy and domesticity. He further shows how MSA and spoken dialects are not as compartmentalized as one might be led to believe. Modern Arabic illustrates the use of the Arabic language in real life, whether in conversation, news bulletins and newspaper articles, serious literature, or song. This new edition takes into account research published in several areas of Arabic linguistics since the first edition was published in 1995. It includes more extensive comment on the North African Arabic vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic, more information about "mixed" varieties of written Arabic that are not in MSA (especially in Egypt), updated references, explanations, and many new examples. All Arabic is transcribed, except for an appendix presenting the Arabic alphabet and script. Students of the Arabic language will find Modern Arabic without peer--as will those general linguists who are interested in discovering how Arabic compares structurally and sociolinguistically with European languages.

Approaches to Arabic Linguistics

Approaches to Arabic Linguistics PDF Author: Everhard Ditters
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004160159
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 757

Book Description
This Liber Amicorum discusses topics on the history of Arabic grammar, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic dialects, domains in which Kees Versteegh plays a leading role.