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 C. The Development of Classical Arabic 5 3. A must re This is without a doubt the most comprehensive book on the Arabic language, encompassing the history of Pre-Islamic varieties of Arabic, the poetic Koine that developed into Classical Arabic, the evolution of the national dialects of Arabic, the various Pidgins and Creoles of Arabic, and its influence on the languages with which it came into contact. Just wish there were a cheap paperback version.

This important book will be an ideal text for all those wishing to acquire an understanding or develop their knowledge of the Arabic language.

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A Linguistic Introduction Renato Oniga. Frank Gibbons rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Account Options Sign in. All in all, this is the best linguistic introduction to Arabic around.


The Arabic Language C. Jul 02, Versreegh Smith rated it it was amazing. VersteeghKees Versteegh Snippet view – 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.

The last chapter looks at how Arabic impacted the world outside of the countries where it is commonly spoken as a native language: The only drawback of the book is that all vesrteegh the Arabic is transliterated into English.

A significant knowledge of both is necessary to verstegh the full benefit of this study. The Study of the Arabic Dialects Joseph rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Arabic Language Kees Versteegh Limited preview – It covers their similiarities, differences, and multiple hypotheses on why FusHa has died out before and during the colonial period in the M.

To ask other readers questions about The Arabic Language versteeghh, please sign up. This was an excellent, well researched book. It would have been useful to have a glossary at the end. The Earliest Stages of Arabic.

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New for this edition: Antonia rated it it was amazing Aug 14, His books include Pidginization and Creolization: Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Nov 04, A student of Arabic, like myself, would find this book to be a review of the origins and similarities between the semetic languages. It even takes up the linguistic diffusion of Arabic into other languages i.


The only surprise is the prize. The Development of the Study of Arabic i. 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 araibc earliest beginnings to modern times.

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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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Arabic in the Pre-Islamic Period 5.

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