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Title: Arabic Grammar and Qur’ānic Exegesis in Early Islam
Written By: C.H.M. Versteegh
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=415
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Language & Linguistics
Description:

In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the
basis of the earliest Qur’ānic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century
A.D.). The material used includes both edited texts and manuscript
commentaries.

Various chapters analyze the exegetical methods of the early commentators
(such as Muqātil and Muḥammad al-Kalbī) and their use of grammatical
terminology. These data are compared with the earliest grammatical
treatises (Such as Sābawayhi and Farrā’).
The material presented here constitutes an important source of evidence for
the development of linguistic thinking in Islam and the origin of the
grammatical schools of Basra and Kufa.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004098453
ISBN-13: 9789004098459
Pages: 230
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