The Arabic Language
By (author) Kees Versteegh
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Arabic Language by Kees Versteegh
Book DescriptionA general introduction to Arabic, which places special emphasis on its history and use. Charting the history and development of the Arabic language (mother tongue of more than 150 million speakers) from the earliest beginnings to modern times, the text concentrates on the difference between two types of Arabic: the Classical standard language; and the dialects. It offers the student a solid grounding in the structure of the language, its historical context and its use in various literary and non-literary genres, as well as an understanding of the role of Arabic as a cultural, religious and political world language. Intended as an introductory guide for students of Arabic, this book aims to act as a catalyst for discussions from historical-linguistic and socio-linguistic perspectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748606948
(244mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kees Versteegh
Arabic Language, Hardback (April 2014)
An introductory guide for students of Arabic language, Arabic historical linguistics and Arabic socio-linguistics. It covers various aspects of the history of Arabic, the Arabic linguistic tradition, Arabic dialects and Arabic as a world language. It makes links between linguistic history and cultural history.
Landmarks in Linguistic Thought, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Kees Versteegh
This work introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of the Arabic linguistic tradition. Each chapter contains a short extract from a translated "landmark" text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context.
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