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The Arabic Language



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Author Biography

Kees Versteegh is Professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 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.

His books include Pidginization and Creolization: The Case of Arabic (Amsterdam, 1984), The Arabic Linguistic Tradition (London, 1997) and Arabic Grammar and Qur'anic Exegesis in Early Islam (Leiden, 1993). He co-edited the Handbuch für die Geschichte der Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Berlin, 2000--2005) and the Arabic--Dutch/Dutch--Arabic Dictionary (Muiderberg, 2003), and was the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Leiden, 2006--2009).

Table of Contents

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1. The Study of Arabic in the West
2. Arabic as a Semitic Language
3. The Earliest Stages of Arabic
4. Arabic in the Pre-Islamic Period
5. The Development of Classical Arabic
6. The Structure of Arabic
7. The Arabic Linguistic Tradition
8. The Emergence of New Arabic
9. Middle Arabic
10. The Study of the Arabic Dialects
11. The Dialects of Arabic
12. The Emergence of Modern Standard Arabic
13. Diglossia
14. Bilingualism
15. Arabic as a Minority Language
16. Arabic Pidgins and Creoles
17. Arabic as a World Language

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