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LINGUIST List 17.487

Tue Feb 14 2006

Books: Arabic: Beeston/Bohas, Guillaume, Kouloughli

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Gina Lindquist, The Arabic Language Today: Beeston
        2.    Gina Lindquist, The Arabic Linguistic Tradition: Bohas, Guillaume, Kouloughli


Message 1: The Arabic Language Today: Beeston
Date: 13-Feb-2006
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: The Arabic Language Today: Beeston


Title: The Arabic Language Today
Series Title: Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language/Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
                http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589010841

Author: A. F. L. Beeston
Paperback: ISBN: 1589010841 Pages: 144 Price: U.S. $ 19.95
Abstract:

In this classic of Arabic linguistics, A. F. L. Beeston explains the
principles underlying the phonology, morphology, syntax, script, and
grammar of modern written Arabic, which has changed little since Arabic
grammarians outlined the language in the eighth century.

Originally published in 1970, The Arabic Language Today begins with a
useful introduction to the development of the language from the fifth and
sixth centuries through the nineteenth century. Beeston goes on to describe
the logical structure of the language, to consider the development of the
lexicon, and to comment on how the language has diverged from the Classical.

For general and comparative linguists who want to know how Arabic works and
for people with some working knowledge of the language who want to know
more about the theory behind it, Beeston's work is a fine structural
analysis and careful examination of Standard Arabic from a theoretical
standpoint.

Concise and brief in length, this book presents a wealth of information and
is a challenging yet rewarding read for linguists, scholars, and students
of Arabic. It includes an appendix of script styles and a bibliography.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=18374


Message 2: The Arabic Linguistic Tradition: Bohas, Guillaume, Kouloughli
Date: 13-Feb-2006
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: The Arabic Linguistic Tradition: Bohas, Guillaume, Kouloughli


Title: The Arabic Linguistic Tradition
Series Title: Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language/Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
                http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=158901085x

Author: Georges Bohas
Author: Jean-Patrick Guillaume
Author: Djamel Kouloughli
Paperback: ISBN: 158901085x Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

Since The Arabic Linguistic Tradition was published in 1990, the field of
Arabic linguistics has grown significantly. New journals, societies, and
professional groups are flourishing as more contemporary linguists pursue
the study of the Arabic language and its origins.

This book remains a touchstone in the field of Arabic linguistics. It is
one of the first books to cover the whole range of language in Arabic
culture and to offer a historical linguistic survey of the Arabic language
from Classical to Modern Standard Arabic. The expert authors discuss pure
grammatical theory as well as the context of language as it is used in
religion, literature, law, and other disciplines.

The Arabic Linguistic Tradition presents a concise overview of the most
important issues in theoretical and speculative linguistics in the Arabic
tradition, from their origins in the eighth century through the
codification of grammar in the tenth century to its decline in the
fifteenth century. This volume represents the highest level of scholarship
in English on phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic theory
as they were developed by the major Arabic grammarians including Sibawayhi
and al-Khalil ibn Ahmad.

Graduate students and scholars of Arabic linguistics and historical
linguists will find this book to be a timeless classic.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=18375


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