Arabic in Context: Celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden University

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The writing of Arabic’s linguistic history is by definition an interdisciplinary effort, the result of collaboration between historical linguists, epigraphists, dialectologists, and historians. The present volume seeks to catalyse a dialogue between scholars in various fields who are interested in Arabic’s past and to illustrate how much there is to be gained by looking beyond the traditional sources and methods. It contains 15 innovative studies ranging from pre-Islamic epigraphy to the modern spoken dialect, and from comparative Semitics to Middle Arabic. The combination of these perspectives hopes to stand as an important methodological intervention, encouraging a shift in the way Arabic’s linguistic history is written. Arabic in Context is edited by Ahmad Al-Jallad (Leiden University) and published by E. J. Brill (2017).


ISSN: 0081-8461
Volume 89
ISBN13: 9789004343030
E-ISBN: 9789004343047
Publication Date: June 2017
Format: Hardback
Publication Type: Book
Pages, Illustr.: xx, 501 pp., index
Imprint: BRILL
Language: EnglishArabic