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Arabic Language

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ISBN-10: 0748614362

ISBN-13: 9780748614363

Edition: 2001

Authors: Kees Versteegh

List price: $29.00
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As an introductory guide to the Arabic language this book will also serve as a useful tool for discussing both historical and socio-linguistic implications, but its main thrust is towards explaining the structure of the language and its modern role.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/31/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kees Versteegh is professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Nijmegen.

Preface
List of Figures and Maps
The Development of the Study of Arabic
Arabic as a Semitic Language
The Earliest Stages of Arabic
Arabic in the Pre-Islamic Period
The Development of Classical Arabic
The Structure of Classical Arabic in the Linguistic Tradition
The Emergence of New Arabic
Middle Arabic
The Study of the Arabic Dialects
The Dialects of Arabic
The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic
Diglossia and Bilingualism
Arabic as a Minority Language
Arabic as a World Language
Bibliography
List of Abbreviations
Index