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Title: A Linguistic History of Arabic
Written By: Jonathan Owens
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-929082-2
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: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199290822
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00