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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Solomon I. Sara

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book on Ɂimālah (inclination) poses challenges to readers, both native and non-native speakers of Arabic. The challenge for the native, in part, is because this work was the first systematic ... More


Analysis of Chapter Two (478)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter notes Sībawayh's statements about the state of inclination among the Arabic speakers, and indicates the contexts where inclination takes place, listing the relevant rules given by ... More


Analysis of Chapter Three (479)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As a first formalization of the grammar of Arabic, Sībawayh in his book isolates the regularities he finds in the language according to the patterns of the language, and calls this pattern Giyās. ... More


Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Sībawayh's views on phonetically systematic cases where inclination is prevented, and mainly considers the effect that ‘the raised letters’ have when they precede or follow the ... More


Conclusions

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sībawayh, in his discussion of Ɂimālah in Arabic, focuses on the contexts that trigger inclination, and, in the process of his accounting for Ɂimālah, provides examples of a bidirectional process, ... More


Introduction

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes Qanbar Sībawayh and his work on the Arabic language. Sībawayh was an eighth-century linguist, and was the most recognizable and respected name among grammarians of Arabic. His ... More


Chapter One1 (477)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes different cases wherein the Ɂalifat structures are ‘inclined’ in the Arabic language based on Sibwayah's treatise. The Ɂalif ([A]) is inclined if there is a ‘broken [i]’ letter ... More


Analysis of Chapter One (477)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The chapters dealing with inclination comprise a small section of Ɂal-Kitāb, the book of Sībawayh. They include chapters 477–82 in Derenbourg's enumeration, six chapters out of a massive book that is ... More


Philologists, ‘Bedouinisation’ and the ‘Archetypal Arab’ after the Mid-Third/Ninth Century

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How was Arab identity imagined in a world where most Middle Eastern populations stopped calling themselves Arabs? After the mid-ninth century AD, descriptions of Arabs proliferated in Arabic ... More


Dialects

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Throughout his discussion of Ɂimālah, Sībawayh frequently refers to specific tribal preferences in the use of Ɂimālah. This chapter notes that the thrust of the analysis of Ɂimālah is aimed at ... More


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