Concentrating on the difference between the two types of Arabic the classical standard language and the dialects Kees Versteegh charts the. Concentrating on the difference between the two types of Arabic–the classical standard language and the dialects–Kees Versteegh charts the history and. LITERATUR/REVIEWS. Kees Versteegh: The Arabic Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh. University Press ix, pp. This is a very useful handbook, both for.
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The Arabic Language
A basic knowledge of Arabic is definitely required, or it will be a tedious book to complete, and I would also say that a knowledge of linguistics would also be helpful, as the book is filled with linguistic terminology such as dipthongs, verbo-nominal compounds, infinitives, suffixes, subjunctives, etc.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. VersteeghKees Versteegh Snippet view – Ainur Rizal rated it it was amazing Apr 29, One point to note though: For people who already know some Arabic, this is a decent intro. He graduated in Classical and Semitic languages and specializes in historical linguistics and the history of linguistics, focusing on processes of language change and language contact. This book is a “must have” for the Arabic linguist.
A student of Arabic, like myself, would find this book to be a review of the origins and similarities between the semetic languages. Many of the works in Semitic languages have utilized a linguist approach that is unique to Semitic Linguistics limiting the works usefulness for general linguist studies. I just finished reading Versteegh’s book and I thought it was a good read for those interested in knowing the background of the Arabic language.
This general introduction to the Arabic Language, now available in paperback, places special emphasis on the history and variation of the language. It was verdteegh of history, which added context to the discussion of the dialects, and despite being a speaker, I found it full of new information.
Spencer rated it it was amazing Aug 04, The Earliest Stages of Arabic. His books include Pidginization and Creolization: Spanish, Turkish, Persian, Hindi, Indonesian languages.
Hicham Assaoui rated it it was amazing Sep 01, In just over pages, Versteegh introduces the reader to Arabic dialectology and how successive migrations have affected itthe native Arabic grammatical tradition, and the emergence of new standards. If you’re looking for an explanation regarding the emergence of MSA al-Fushathis is probably the book for you. It would have been useful to have a glossary at the end. Want to Read saving…. Ola rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Links are made between linguistic history and cultural history, while the author emphasises the role of contacts between Arabic and other languages.
I picked this up in Monterey, California back in and have found it to be a valuable addition to my collection. It even takes up the linguistic diffusion of Arabic into other languages i. Arabic in the PreIslamic Period. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Rune Holm rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Kees VersteeghC.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Emergence of New Arabic. This general introduction to the Arabic Language, now available in paperback, places special emphasis on the history and variation languqge the language. The Study of the Arabic Dialects Customers who bought this item also bought. His books include Pidginization and Creolization: Your First Words in Arabic: All in all, an excellent non-Arab study into the language.
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The Arabic Linguistic Tradition 8. The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic. Spanish, Turkish, Persian, Hindi, Indonesian languages will find a brief chapter summarizing all of this info.
The only surprise is the prize. I imagine it would be useful for the professional and the layman.
The Emergence of New Arabic 9.