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Arabic Language, 2nd ed (Kees Versteegh) Paperback Book, (Edinburgh University Press, 2014) 9780748645275
Arabic Language, 2nd ed (Kees Versteegh) Paperback Book, (Edinburgh University Press, 2014) 9780748645275
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Title: The Arabic Language, 2nd ed

Author: Versteegh, Kees

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Paperback; ISBN: 9780748645275

Edition: 2nd Volumes: 1; Pages: 410

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Concentrating on the difference between the two types of Arabic--the classical standard language and the dialects--Kees Versteegh charts the history and development of the Arabic language from its earliest beginnings to modern times.The reader is given 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.Table of ContentsPrefaceList of Figures and MapsNote on Transcription and Glossing1. The Study of Arabic in the West2. Arabic as a Semitic Language3. The Earliest Stages of Arabic4. Arabic in the Pre-Islamic Period5. The Development of Classical Arabic6. The Structure of Arabic7. The Arabic Linguistic Tradition8. The Emergence of New Arabic9. Middle Arabic10. The Study of the Arabic Dialects11. The Dialects of Arabic12. The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic13. Diglossia14. Bilingualism15. Arabic as a Minority Language16. Arabic Pidgins and Creoles17. Arabic as a World LanguageBibliographyList of AbbreviationsIndex
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