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A Linguistic History of Arabic

Label
A Linguistic History of Arabic
Title
A Linguistic History of Arabic
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 complexpicture of early Arabic language history than is current today and in doing so establishes the basis for a comprehensive, lin
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Owens, Jonathan
Dewey number
492.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabic language
  • Historical linguistics
Label
A Linguistic History of Arabic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300)
Contents
  • Abbreviations and Symbols; Maps; 1. Introduction: A Language and Its Secrets; 2. Old Arabic, Neo-Arabic and Comparative Linguistics; 3. Case and Proto-Arabic; 4. Al-Idgham al-Kabiyr and Case Endings; 5. Pre-Diasporic Arabic in the Diaspora: A Statistical Approach to Arabic Language History; 6. Nigerian Arabic and Reconstruction of the Imperfect Verb; 7. Imala; 8. Suffix Pronouns and Reconstruction; 9. Summary and Epilogue; Appendix 1. List and short summary of dialects included in study; Appendix 2. List of features used in comparison, Chapter 5, with brief exemplification
  • Appendix 3. Imala in ZamaxshariAppendix 4. Table of suffix pronouns used in reconstructions in Chapter 8; References; Index
Control code
ocn712015954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199290826
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712015954
Label
A Linguistic History of Arabic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300)
Contents
  • Abbreviations and Symbols; Maps; 1. Introduction: A Language and Its Secrets; 2. Old Arabic, Neo-Arabic and Comparative Linguistics; 3. Case and Proto-Arabic; 4. Al-Idgham al-Kabiyr and Case Endings; 5. Pre-Diasporic Arabic in the Diaspora: A Statistical Approach to Arabic Language History; 6. Nigerian Arabic and Reconstruction of the Imperfect Verb; 7. Imala; 8. Suffix Pronouns and Reconstruction; 9. Summary and Epilogue; Appendix 1. List and short summary of dialects included in study; Appendix 2. List of features used in comparison, Chapter 5, with brief exemplification
  • Appendix 3. Imala in ZamaxshariAppendix 4. Table of suffix pronouns used in reconstructions in Chapter 8; References; Index
Control code
ocn712015954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199290826
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712015954

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