ur’anic StylisticsA Linguistic AnalysisHussein Abdul-RaofStylistic variation is the colourful manifestation of language. It is an intriguing linguistic phenomenon that can take place at different levels of language as it has been found in ur’anic genre. Stylistic shift can occur within the sentence boundary at both the micro and the macro levels. In the micro text, stylistic variation occurs at the morpheme, word, and sentence levels. However, in the macro text, stylistic change can occur at the macro textual level beyond the sentence boundary. In other words, stylistically different sentences are found at different texts far away from each other. Stylistic variation mirrors language behaviour and the manipulation of the linguistic tools and strategies available to the text producer. Stylistic variation in ur’anic Arabic occurs for a good reason and is context and co-text sensitive. Context and co-text are the linguistic habitat for stylistic shift. The surrounding grammatical, semantic, and phonetic environment has a direct impact upon the linguistic behaviour of ur’anic genre. This is due to the fact that the text unfolds in a given context of situation. Therefore, the distinctive stylistic patterns are influenced by the contextual and co-textual factors. A linguistic-stylistic exploration of sentence patterns illuminates the reader’s appreciation of the grammatical and semantic subtleties underpinning the distinct meanings of two stylistically different but structurally identical sentences. A linguistic investigation of the stylistic patterns of language also unearths the underlying signification of two stylistically distinct sentences. The present analysis attempts to provide an insight into the resourceful stylistic and linguistic strategies of Arabic. The book sharpens up the reader’s awarness of the exotic stylistic patterns that are semantically-oriented. These stylistic structures can be realized through various linguistic processes that are specific to Arabic. The resourceful mechanism can be a useful linguistic tool to achieve various communicative functions with different semantic significations. The present account of ur’anic genre explores how grammatical acceptability and semantic syntax are interrelated to stylistic variation in Arabic. This work provides an in-depth explicated analysis of stylistic variation in ur’anic genre.Contents:Linguistic and Stylistic ExpressionsIntroductionChapter One Linguistic and Textual Features of ur’anic Discourse1.1 Introduction1.2 ur’anic Linguistic Features1.3 ur’anic Textual FeaturesChapter Two Syntactic Changes and Stylistic Variation2.1 Introduction2.2 Types of Syntactic Change2.2.1 Word Order22.214.171.124 Fixed Word Order2.2.2 Morphological Form2.2.3 Case Ending2.2.4 Singular and Plural2.2.5 Definite and Indefinite Nouns2.2.6 Feminine and Masculine2.2.7 Person2.2.8 Present and Past TenseChapter Three Contextual and Co-Textual Factors3.1 Introduction3.2 Context and Lexis3.2.1 Semantic Componential Features3.2.2 Sentence-Final Words3.3 Co-Text and Lexis3.4 Phonetic FactorsChapter Four Cohesion Network and Stylistic Shift4.1 Introduction4.2 Ellipsis4.2.1 Stylistic Ellipsis126.96.36.199 Conjunctions188.8.131.52 Particles184.108.40.206 Prepositions220.127.116.11 Addition of Elements18.104.22.168 Omission of Elements4.2.2 Grammatical Ellipsis4.3 SubstitutionChapter Five Discourse Variation5.1 Introduction5.2 Grammatical Incongruity5.3 Semantic Incongruity5.4 Semantic Redundancy5.5 Selectional Restrictions5.6 RepetitionChapter Six Motifs and Stylistic Patterns6.1 Introduction6.2 Motif and Stylistic ShiftConclusionBibliographyIndex (visit our webshop: www.lincom.at)ISBN 3 89586 817 5. Languages of the World 32. 50pp. EUR 26.