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LINGUIST List 23.3441

Thu Aug 16 2012

Books: The Subjunctive Mood in Arabic Grammatical Thought: Sadan

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Aug-2012
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.nl>
Subject: The Subjunctive Mood in Arabic Grammatical Thought: Sadan
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Title: The Subjunctive Mood in Arabic Grammatical Thought
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Published: 2012
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/subjunctive-mood-arabic-grammatical-thought

Author: Arik Sadan
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004232952 Pages: 402 Price: Europe EURO 136
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004232952 Pages: 402 Price: U.S. $ 189
Abstract:

In "The Subjunctive Mood in Arabic Grammatical Thought" Arik Sadan outlines the grammatical theories on the naṣb (subjunctive mood) in Classical Arabic. Examining over 160 treatises written by 85 grammarians, lexicographers and Qurʾān commentators, the author defines and characterizes the opinions of medieval Arab grammarians concerning this mood in the verbal system of Classical Arabic. Special attention is given to the prominent early grammarians Sībawayhi (d. ca. 180/796) and al-Farrāʾ (d. 207/822), who represent the Schools of al-Baṣra and al-Kūfa respectively.

The analysis of the grammarians' views enables the author to draw several important conclusions and hypotheses on the syntactic environments of the subjunctive mood, the dialectal differences relating to its employment and the historical changes and developments it underwent.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng)

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