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Title: The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics
Subtitle: Sībawayhi and Early Arabic Grammatical Theory
Edited By: Amal Elesha Marogy
URL: http://www.brill.nl/foundations-arabic-linguistics
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Description:

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
scholarship.

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
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): None
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004223592
Pages: 248
Prices: Europe EURO 107
U.S. $ 149