Romania Arabica

Author: Reinhold Kontzi

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351733

Category: Arabic language

Page: 532

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A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Andalusi Arabic

Author: Federico Corriente

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004227423

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

View: 7186


Andalusi Arabic is a close-knit bundle of neo-Arabic dialects resulting from interference by Ibero-Romance stock and interaction of some Arabic dialects. This book provides a descriptive and comparative grammar of Andalusi Arabic.

The Semitic Languages

Author: Stefan Weninger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110251582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

View: 4347


The handbook The Semitic Languages offers a comprehensive reference tool for Semitic Linguistics in its broad sense. It is not restricted to comparative Grammar, although it covers also comparative aspects, including classification. By comprising a chapter on typology and sections with sociolinguistic focus and language contact, the conception of the book aims at a rather complete, unbiased description of the state of the art in Semitics. Articles on individual languages and dialects give basic facts as location, numbers of speakers, scripts, numbers of extant texts and their nature, attestation where appropriate, and salient features of the grammar and lexicon of the respective variety. The handbook is the most comprehensive treatment of the Semitic language family since many decades.

The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Author: Jonathan Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199344094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 3359


Arabic is one of the world's largest languages, spoken natively by nearly 300 million people. By strength of numbers alone Arabic is one of our most important languages, studied by scholars across many different academic fields and cultural settings. It is, however, a complex language rooted in its own tradition of scholarship, constituted of varieties each imbued with unique cultural values and characteristic linguistic properties. Understanding its linguistics holistically is therefore a challenge. The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a comprehensive, one-volume guide that deals with all major research domains which have been developed within Arabic linguistics. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, who both present state-of-the-art overviews and develop their own critical perspectives. The Handbook begins with Arabic in its Semitic setting and ends with the modern dialects; it ranges across the traditional - the classical Arabic grammatical and lexicographical traditions--to the contemporary--Arabic sociolinguistics, Creole varieties and codeswitching, psycholinguistics, and Arabic as a second language - while situating Arabic within current phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexicological theory. An essential reference work for anyone working within Arabic linguistics, the book brings together different approaches and scholarly traditions, and provides analysis of current trends and directions for future research.

Arabic Historical Dialectology

Author: Clive Holes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191005061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This book, by a group of leading international scholars, outlines the history of the spoken dialects of Arabic from the Arab Conquests of the seventh century up to the present day. It specifically investigates the evolution of Arabic as a spoken language, in contrast to the many existing studies that focus on written Classical or Modern Standard Arabic. The volume begins with a discursive introduction that deals with important issues in the general scholarly context, including the indigenous myth and probable reality of the history of Arabic; Arabic dialect geography and typology; types of internally and externally motivated linguistic change; social indexicalisation; and pidginization and creolization in Arabic-speaking communities. Most chapters then focus on developments in a specific region - Mauritania, the Maghreb, Egypt, the Levant, the Northern Fertile Crescent, the Gulf, and South Arabia - with one exploring Judaeo-Arabic, a group of varieties historically spread over a wider area. The remaining two chapters in the volume examine individual linguistic features of particular historical interest and controversy, specifically the origin and evolution of the b- verbal prefix, and the adnominal linker -an/-in. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students of the linguistic and social history of Arabic as well as to comparative linguists interested in topics such as linguistic typology and language change.

Gerichtspraxis Im Stadtstaat Córdoba

Author: Christian Müller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004113541

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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This study focuses on judicial practice in the Andalusian metropolis of Cordoba during the years 456/1064 to 464/1072. The author analyses the writings of councils of the judiciary, who commented, often controversially, on cases heard by courts pertaining to different judiciary systems. These texts offer new insights into the organization of the city's judiciary and its social and economic life. They allow for a precise definition of the relation between the qadi and governmental jurisdiction. By examining both realms, the author demonstrates -for the first time in a pre-Ottoman context- that "fiqh," the Islamic system of ethical and juridical norms, was held, by all forms of the judiciary of this Muslim capital, to constitute a fundamental component of the legal system. The author develops a new interpretation of the reciprocity between society and law.

A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic-English)

Author: Alexander Borg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047413970

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 2241


Cypriot Arabic, is an unwritten language and mother tongue of several hundred bilingual (Arabic/Greek) Maronites from Kormakiti (N.W. Cyprus). In this book many Cypriot Arabic terms are cited with illustrative examples and ethnographic commentary where relevant. It is primarily intended for orientalists and linguists specializing in comparative Semitics and Arabic dialectology.

Arabic and contact-induced change

Author: Christopher Lucas,Stefano Manfredi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 396110252X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 700

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This volume offers a synthesis of current expertise on contact-induced change in Arabic and its neighbours, with thirty chapters written by many of the leading experts on this topic. Its purpose is to showcase the current state of knowledge regarding the diverse outcomes of contacts between Arabic and other languages, in a format that is both accessible and useful to Arabists, historical linguists, and students of language contact.

The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber

Author: Maarten Kossmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 474

View: 6805


The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber provides an overview of the linguistic influence on a wide array of Berber varieties, the result of over a thousand years of Arabic influence.