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The Arabic Linguistic Tradition

1st Edition

By Georges Bohas, Jean-Patrick Guillaume, Djamel Eddine Kouloughli


176 pages

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The importance and richness of the Arabic linguistic tradition, largely neglected by Western literature, is amply demonstrated by this book, first published in 1990. Written by three experts in the field, it provides us with a comprehensive survey of the historical constitution and theoretical structure of the Arabic linguistic tradition from its beginnings in the eighth century to its mature state around the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Besides grammar, the book covers such fields as rhetoric, grammatical semantics, and methodological issues, and pays particular attention to the most representative works of the classical period. It also has the unique benefit of containing the historical background.

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction 2. Sibawayhi’s Kitab: An Enunciative Approach to Syntax 3. The Canonical Theory of Grammar: Syntax (Nahw) 4. The Canonical Theory of Grammar: Morphology, Phonology, and Phonetics (Tasrif) 5. Major Trends in the Study of Texts 6. Rhetoric and Grammatical Semantics 7. Metrics

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Middle East

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies