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Name: Kees  Versteegh
Institution: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: Pidginization and creolization: The case of Arabic
The Arabic linguistic tradition
The Arabic language
Handbook for the History of Linguistics (coed.)
Arabic grammar and Qur'anic exegesis in early Islam
Explanation of linguistic causes: Zajjaji's Idah fi `ilal an-nahw
Greek elements in Arabic linguistic thinking
Arabic/Dutch and Dutch/Arabic dictionary (coed.)
Announced on LINGUIST :  History of the Language Sciences
 The Emergence of Semantics in Four Linguistic Traditions: Hebrew, Sanskrit, Greek, Arabic
 The Explanation of Linguistic Causes, Az-Zaggagi's Theory of Grammar. Introduction, translation, commentary
 History of the Language Sciences: An International Handbook on the Evolution of the Study of Language from the Beginnings to the Present
 History of the Language Sciences / Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften / Histoire des sciences du langage
 Studies in the Linguistic Structure of Classical Arabic
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Set)
 The Arabic Script in Africa
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  History of the Language Sciences
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Set)
 Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3
Courses Taught: Arabic grammar
Introduction to Arabic linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: The Arabic Noun Phrase: A Minimalist approach
(Joost Kremers, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Teaching of Modern Standard Arabic to Moroccan Children in Elementary Schools in the Netherlands. A study on proficiency status and input
(Redouan Saidi, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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