History and Development of the Arabic Language
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History and Development of the Arabic Language : From Pre-islamic Times to the Age of Conquests

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History and Development of the Arabic Language is a general introduction for students to the history of the Arabic language. It is divided into two parts; the pre-Islamic language up to the emergence of the first well-known works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the pre-Islamic situation to the complex Arabic language forms after the emergence of Islam and the Arab conquests, both in Arabia and in the diaspora. The book focuses on the pre-Islamic linguistic situation, where the linguistic geography and relevant demographic aspects of pre-Islamic Arabia will be introduced. In addition, the book will also discuss the communicative contexts and varieties of Modern Arabic.





The book includes readings, discussion questions and data sets to provide a complete textbook and resource for teachers and students of the history of Arabic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 635g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Tables, black and white; 6 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138821500
  • 9781138821507

Table of contents

Preface


Introduction








Chapter One: The Geography and Demography of pre-Islamic Arabia








Part One: Sources of the Study of Arabic


Chapter Two: Trust Worthy Data


Chapter Three: Grammarians and the Dialects








Partt Two: Pre-Islamic Arabic


Chapter Four: The Pre-Islamic Linguistic Situation


Chapter Five: Pre-Islamic Dialects


Chapter Six: Signs of Development in Pre-Islamic Arabic


Chapter Seven: The Dual Paradigm


Chapter Eight: The Case System








Part Three: Arabic After Islam and Diaspora


Chapter Nine: The Influence of Islam and the Conquests


Chapter Ten: Arabicization


Chapter Eleven: The Dialects


Chapter Twelve: Dialect Division








Part Four: Classical Arabic


Chapter Thirteen: From Pre-Classical to Classical


Chapter Fourteen: The Functional Load of Classical Arabic








Conclusion


Tables


References
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About Muhammad Al-Sharkawy

Mohamed El-Sharkawi is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Wayne State University, USA, and was previously lecturer at Brown University, USA.
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