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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


Arabic, Culture, and Ethnicity

Greg Fisher

in Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the function of the Arabic language and its influence on notions of ethnic identity. It begins by establishing the low‐key role that ancient authors assigned to language in this ... More


On the age and origins of spoken Arabic vernaculars: An unresolved question

David Wilmsen

in Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The labels ‘Old Arabic’, ‘Middle Arabic’, and ‘Neo-Arabic’ used in Arabic linguistics give the impression of a chronological sequence, implying that the oldest form of Arabic is something like the ... More


Provincia Arabia: Nabataea, the Emergence of Arabic as a Written Language, and Graeco-Arabica

Zbigniew T. Fiema, Ahmad Al-Jallad, Michael C. A. Macdonald, and Laïla Nehmé

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Roman province of Arabia and late antique Palaestina III/Salutaris through the lens of two of its most important cities, Petra and Ḥegrā (Madāʾin Ṣāliḥ). These two ... More


Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Greg Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the relationship between the Roman Empire, the Empire of Sasanian Iran, and their Arab clients, the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids, at the end of antiquity. Building on recent work ... More


Arabs and Empires before Islam

Greg Fisher (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book collects nearly 250 translated extracts from an extensive array of ancient sources, which, from a variety of different perspectives, illuminate the history of the Arabs before the emergence ... More


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