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 - Foreign Language Study - 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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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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