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Edited by Giuliano Lancioni, Roma Tre University, and Lidia Bettini, University of Florence
This book is the first volume devoted to the issues raised by the definition of ‘word’ in Arabic. Papers include studies on the history of Arabic grammatical and rhetorical traditions, current theoretical and applied linguistics, and language contact.
Martin R. Zammit
In this analytical work, the lexical relationships between Arabic, based on the Qur'ānic register, and Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Phoenician Epigraphic, South Arabian and Ge‘ez are established. Its aim is to assess the various degrees of cultural proximity between these Semitic ...
Jared Greenblatt, Tel Aviv University
This work is a linguistic description of an obsolescent dialect of Neo-Aramaic. The dialect was originally spoken by Jews residing in the village of Amǝdya (a.k.a Amadiya) in modern-day northern Iraq. Included are edited transcriptions and translations of a selection of texts recorded in the ...
Mohssen Esseesy, The George Washington University
The empirical findings of this study establish that prepositions remain central to Arabic language users. It shows that they utilize them for construction of phrases, linked clauses, and organization of discourse, among other notable functions.
This book, covering the entire spectrum of Arabic manuscripts, and especially the handwritten book, consists of a glossary of technical terms and a bibliography. The technical terms, collected from a variety of sources embrace a vast range of topics dealing with the making and reading (studying) ...
Aaron D. Rubin
This volume contains a detailed grammatical description of Mehri, an unwritten Semitic language spoken in Oman and Yemen. It is the first grammar of its kind, and the first of any Modern South Arabian language in a century.
This study analyzes the committed religio-political poetry of al-Muʾayyad al-Shīrāzī, chief missionary for the Fatimids in the fifth/eleventh century, demonstrating his founding of the tradition of "Fatimid daʿwa (religious mission) poetry” that has flourished after him for a thousand years.
Edited by Reem Bassiouney
This volume is the first of its kind to deal with the relation between Arabic and the media. It focuses on close analyses of examples of media Arabic (code-switching, language variation, orthography and constructions of identity), and also offers approaches to the use of media for teaching Arabic.
Rudolf de Jong
This study offers a thorough analysis of the bedouin dialects of the northern Sinai littoral. Proposing 82 criteria and introducing 'partial isoglosses' to typologically measure dialects, the author shows that three of five dialect groups identified form a linguistic continuum.
This book is a comprehensive study of Sībawayhi's methodological concepts and methods. It analyzes a wide range of the Kitāb’s passages, demonstrates the coherency of its author’s system of grammatical analysis, and highlights its huge influence on the grammatical tradition.
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