A linguistic history of Arabic

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Full title: A linguistic history of Arabic / Jonathan Owens
Main author: Owens, Jonathan.
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Summary: A Linguistic History of Arabic presents a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by the methods of historical-comparative linguistics. It challenges the traditional conceptualization of an old, Classical language evolving into the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. Professor Owens combines established comparative linguistic methodology with a careful reading of the classical Arabic sources, such as the grammatical and exegetical traditions. He arrives at a richer and more complexpicture of early Arabic language history than is current today and in doing so establishes the basis for a comprehensive, lin.
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Language: English
Published: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2006.
Classmark: 492.7
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300).
ISBN: 9780191537462