By Jonathan Owens

A Linguistic background of Arabic provides a reconstruction of proto-Arabic by way of the equipment of historical-comparative linguistics. It demanding situations the normal conceptualization of an previous, Classical language evolving into the modern Neo-Arabic dialects. Professor Owens combines verified comparative linguistic method with a cautious studying of the classical Arabic assets, similar to the grammatical and exegetical traditions. He arrives at a richer and extra advanced photo of early Arabic language background than is present at the present time and in doing so establishes the root for a accomplished, linguistically-based knowing of the background of Arabic. The arguments are set out in a concise, case via case foundation, making it available to scholars and students of Arabic and Islamic tradition, in addition to to these learning Arabic and ancient linguists.

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