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Title: A Linguistic History of Arabic
Written By: Jonathan Owens
Description:

"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.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199563306
ISBN-13: 9780199563302
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 49.99