Arabic Language

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Edinburgh University Press, May 20, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 410 pages
An introductory guide for students of Arabic language, Arabic historical linguistics and Arabic sociolinguistics.
 

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Contents

Preface to First Edition
Note on Transcription and Glossing
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Middle Arabic
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ArabicinthePreIslamicPeriod
Study of the Arabic Dialects
The Dialects of Arabic
The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic
Diglossia
Bilingualism
ArabicasaMinorityLanguage
Bibliography
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About the author (2014)

Kees Versteegh is Professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He graduated in Classical and Semitic languages and specializes in historical linguistics and the history of linguistics, focusing on processes of language change and language contact. His books include Pidginization and Creolization: The Case of Arabic (Amsterdam, 1984), The Arabic Linguistic Tradition (London, 1997) and Arabic Grammar and Qur'anic Exegesis in Early Islam (Leiden, 1993). He co-edited the Handbuch fur die Geschichte der Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Berlin, 2000--2005) and the Arabic--Dutch/Dutch--Arabic Dictionary (Muiderberg, 2003), and was the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Leiden, 2006--2009).

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