Approaches to Arabic Linguistics: Presented to Kees Versteegh on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday

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Everhard Ditters, Harald Motzki
BRILL, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 757 pages
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For a lifetime Kees Versteegh played a leading role in Arabic linguistics, dialects (diglossia, creolization, pidginization), the history of Arabic grammar, and other fields related to Arabic. From among his global contacts, colleagues contributed to a Liber Amicorum in appreciation of his stimulating efforts to reopen, deepen and complete our knowledge of Arabic Grammar and Linguistics. In three sections, History, Linguistics and Dialects, 27 contributors discuss (alphabetically): bilingual verb construction; contractual language; current developments; language description; language use; lexicology; organization of language; pause; sentence types; and specific topics: ?alla; featuring; government; homonymy; ?i?m?r; inflection; ma?dar; the origin of grammatical tradition; variety conflicts; and verbal schematic (ir)regularities; waqf; and ?arf.
 

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Contents

Speakers Awareness as Arbiter
3
Pragmatics and Contractual Language in Early Arabic
25
A Grammatical Approach
45
An old Problem and a
67
Sībawayhis View of the zarf as an āmil
135
Problems in the Medieval Arabic Theory of Sentence Types
149
Arabic avant la lettre Divine Prophetic and Heroic Arabic
189
Inflection and Government in Arabic According to Spanish
209
The Use of Morphological Patterns in Arabic Grammars
435
Evidence from Dictionaries
455
Masdar Formation
475
organisation de la langue arabe
501
Linguistic Observations
527
say and welcome Where from these riding men?
543
Notes on the Dialects of the Lēgāt and Hamādah of Southern
565
Classical and Colloquial Arabic Archaisms
595

The Linguistic Analysis and Rules of Pause in Arabic
247
The Explanation of Homonymy in the Lexicon of Arabic
255
The Periphrastic Bilingual Verb Construction as a Marker
291
dispersion et régularités sémantiques dans
313
Featuring as a Disambiguation Tool in Arabic Natural
367
Hybridity and Styles
403
Do They Speak the Same Language? Language Use in Juba
607
Some Aspects of Diglossia as Reflected in the Vocabulary
653
Everything you Always Wanted to Know about āl yi ūl to say
675
Index
701
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W. Everhard Ditters, Ph.D (1992) in Arabic (computational) Linguistics, Nijmegen University (the Netherlands), where he has been Assistant Professor. Recently retired, he continues to publish on formal grammars for the description of Arabic syntax and semantics and is preparing a new parser for the analysis of Modern Standard Arabic text data. Harald H. Motzki, Ph.D (1978) in Islamic studies, Bonn University, habilitation (1988), Hamburg University, is Professor of Islamic Studies at Nijmegen University (the Netherlands). He has published extensively on early Islamic sources and scholarship.

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