A Linguistic History of Arabic (Oxford Linguistics)

A Linguistic History of Arabic (Oxford Linguistics)

Jonathan Owens


A Linguistic background of Arabic offers a reconstruction of proto-Arabic via the tools of historical-comparative linguistics. It demanding situations the normal conceptualization of an previous, Classical language evolving into the modern Neo-Arabic dialects. Professor Owens combines demonstrated comparative linguistic technique with a cautious interpreting of the classical Arabic resources, similar to the grammatical and exegetical traditions. He arrives at a richer and extra advanced photograph of early Arabic language heritage than is present at the present time and in doing so establishes the root for a finished, linguistically-based realizing of the historical past of Arabic. The arguments are set out in a concise, case via case foundation, making it obtainable to scholars and students of Arabic and Islamic tradition, in addition to to these learning Arabic and ancient linguists.

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