The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

ISBN : 9780190912802

Jonathan Owens
624 Pages
170 x 244 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
Oxford Handbooks
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Gives critical expression to Arabic, a language which covers large populations and geographical areas, has a long written tradition, and has been the locus of major intellectual fervor and debate.


1. A house of sound structure, of marvelous form and proportion: An Introduction
Jonathan Owens
2. Phonetics
Mohamed Embarki
3. Phonology
Sam Hellmuth
4. Morphology
Robert Ratcliffe
5. Arabic Linguistic Tradition I: NaHw and Sarf
Ramzi Baalbaki
6. The Syntax of Arabic from a Generative Perspective
Elabbas Benmamoun and Lina Choueiri
7. The Philological Approach to Arabic Grammar
Lutz Edzard
8. The Arabic Linguistic Tradition II: Beyond Grammar
Pierre Larcher
9. Issues in Arabic Computational Linguistics
Everhard Ditters
10. Sociolinguistics
Enam Al-Wer
11. Arabic Folk Linguistics: Between Mother-tongue and Native Language
Yasir Suleiman
12. Orality, Culture and Language
Clive Holes
13. Dialects and Dialectology
Peter Behnstedt and Manfred Woidich,
14. Codeswitching and Codemixing Involving Arabic
Abdelali Bentahila, Eirlys Davies, and Jonathan Owens
15. Borrowing
Maarten Kossmann
16. Psycholinguistics
Sami Boudelaa
17. Arabic Second Language Acquisition
Karin Ryding
18. The Arabic Writing System
Peter Daniels
19. What is Arabic?
Jan Retso
20. History
Jonathan Owens
21. The Arabic Literary Language: The NahDa (and Beyond)
Daniel Newman
22. Creoles and Pidgins
Mauro Tosco and Stefano Manfredi
23. Lexicography in the Classical Era
Solomon Sara, Georgetown University
24. Modern Lexicography
Tim Buckwalter and Dilworth Parkinson

About the author: 

Jonathan Owens is Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has experience in all aspects of Arabic linguistics, including the Classical linguistic tradition and contemporary spoken varieties, with extensive academic and research experience in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the USA. His many publications include The Foundations of Grammar: An Introduction to Medieval Arabic Grammatical Theory, 1988, Neighborhood and Ancestry: Variation in the Spoken Arabic of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1998, and A Linguistic History of Arabic, 2009.

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