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A Linguistic History of Arabic

Jonathan Owens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

A widespread interpretation of the history of Arabic is that of Old Arabic, roughly Classical Arabic of the 9th and 10th centuries, developing into the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. This ... More


Introduction: A Language and Its Secrets

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter situates the study in two contexts. First, the two kinds of sources used for the interpretation of Arabic are described. On the one hand are the written Arabic sources which ... More


Colloquial Arabic: A Mysterious “Drift”

John McWhorter

in Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309805
eISBN:
9780199788378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The Islamic Empire conquered peoples as far north as Syria and Iraq, as far east as the Indus River, as far west as Morocco and Spain, and southward to Chad and Sudan. This spread was quite rapid, ... More


Summary and Epilogue

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter recapitulates the main findings of the book. It is emphasized that interpreting Arabic language history requires many more detailed, case studies, models of which are presented in the ... More


India, Tibet, China, Byzantium, and Other Control Cases

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the essential elements that produced a full scientific culture in Western Europe by comparing the constituent elements in the one culture in which it developed with other ... More


Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia. The Arab Empire founded by the prophet Muhammad expanded rapidly, defeating the Byzantine Empire and capturing Syria (637) and ... More


Introduction

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book investigates how the recursive argument method, the actual medieval “scientific method,” was transmitted along with the college to medieval Western Europe from Classical Arabic ... More


Conclusion

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter raises three objections about the development of a full scientific culture and examines the modern descendants of the recursive argument method. It suggests that colleges and the ... More


General Conclusion

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It identifies two facts that render Arabic inclusive in many respects. The first is the non-distinction between Classic Arabic, Modern Standard ... More


Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a bird's-eye view of the linguistic status quo of the Arab world. The first part deals with issues relating to the vertical (diglossia) and the second deals with issues related ... More


Translating Translating Tengour

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 begins with a study of the most evidently literal, translational rewriting of a classical Arabic literary corpus. It analyses in depth Habib Tengour’s chapbook Césure (2006). I read ... More


Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Yasser Elhariry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the Postfrancophone Lyric is about what happens to the contemporary French lyric in the translingual Arabic context. Drawing on lyric theory, comparative ... More


Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This collection of nine case studies provides an understanding of genealogy in Muslim societies and highlights how ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in such ... More


The Nahḍa's First Stirrings of Interest in Alf Layla

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Alf Layla, with particular emphasis on Naḥda's interest in this work. To many educated Arabs, Alf Layla was the exact opposite of literary classics which are often cited and ... More


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