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Sun Aug 16 2009

Books: Historical Linguistics: Owens

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        1.    Elyse Turr, A Linguistic History of Arabic: Owens

Message 1: A Linguistic History of Arabic: Owens
Date: 15-Jul-2009
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: A Linguistic History of Arabic: Owens
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Title: A Linguistic History of Arabic
Published: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Author: Jonathan Owens
Paperback: ISBN: 0199563306 9780199563302 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 49.99
Abstract:

"A Linguistic History of Arabic" presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic
by the methods of historical-comparative linguistics. It challenges the
traditional conceptualization of an old, Classical language evolving into
the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. Professor Owens combines established
comparative linguistic methodology with a careful reading of the classical
Arabic sources, such as the grammatical and exegetical traditions. He
arrives at a richer and more complex picture of early Arabic language
history than is current today and in doing so establishes the basis for a
comprehensive, linguistically-based understanding of the history of Arabic.
The arguments are set out in a concise, case by case basis, making it
accessible to students and scholars of Arabic and Islamic culture, as well
as to those studying Arabic and historical linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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

Written In: English (eng )

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