Challenges the traditional accounts of the progression of classical Arabic to contemporary dialects. This work presents a picture of early Arabic language history, and establishes the basis for a linguistically-based understanding of the history of Arabic. It is useful for students and scholars of Arabic and Islamic culture.
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.
Языки: английский, арабский
Автор: Jonathan Owens
Количество страниц: 328
Издание: Oxford University Press 2006
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