Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Book Information


Title: The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics
Subtitle: Sībawayhi and Early Arabic Grammatical Theory
Edited By: Amal Elesha Marogy
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

This volume is intended as the first in a series of studies on traditional Arab
linguistic theories concentrating on Sībawayhi and his grammatical legacy.
Here, the reader is introduced to the major issues and themes that have
determined the development of Arabic grammar and presents Sībawayhi in the
context of his intellectual and social environment. The papers make significant
contributions to and offer in-depth introductions into major aspects of the
foundations of Arab Linguistics, early Syriac and medieval Hebrew linguistic
traditions. This is a unique reference on the three main Semitic linguistic
traditions, accompanied by a detailed analysis of some grammatical and
pragmatic aspects of 'Kitāb Sībawayhi' in the light of modern theories and

Contributors include: M. G. Carter, Hanadi Dayyeh, Manuela E.B. Giolfo,
Mohamed Hnid, Almog Kasher, Geoffrey Khan, Daniel King, Amal Marogy,
Avigail S. Noy, Arik Sadan, Haruko Sakaedani

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): None
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004223592
Pages: 248
Prices: Europe EURO 107
U.S. $ 149