The Arabic Language

Brand: Columbia University Press
SKU: DADAX0231111525
ISBN : 9780231111522
Price:
$55.33

Domestic Shipping:$3.99
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

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. 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 the earliest beginnings to modern times. The reader is offered 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, it will also be a useful tool for discussions both from a historical linguistic and from a socio-linguistic perspective. Coverage includes all aspects of the history of Arabic, the Arabic linguistic tradition, Arabic dialects and Arabic as a world language. Links are made between linguistic history and cultural history, while the author emphasises the role of contacts between Arabic and other languages. This important book will be an ideal text for all those wishing to acquire an understanding or develop their knowledge of the Arabic language.

Specifications of The Arabic Language

GENERAL
AuthorKees Versteegh
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition0
ISBN-100231111525
ISBN-139780231111522
PublisherColumbia University Press
Number Of Pages288
Publication Date1997-11-12
DIMENSIONS
Height9.88 inch.
Length7.01 inch.
Width0.87 inch.
Weight1.44 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: