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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought III the Arabic Linguistic Tradition

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought III the Arabic Linguistic Tradition

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Published by: Mohammad Humayon Awan on Jun 20, 2012
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Landmarks in linguistic thoughtThe Arabic linguistic tradition
 Landmarks in Linguistic Thought III: The Arabic Linguistic Tradition
is devoted to themain linguistic tradition of the Middle East, namely that of Arabic linguistics.The reader is introduced to the major issues and themes that have determined thedevelopment of the Arabic linguistic tradition. Each chapter contains a short extract froma translated “landmark” text followed by a commentary which places the text in its socialand intellectual context. The chosen texts frequently offer scope for comparison with theWestern tradition. The book highlights the characteristics of a tradition outside theWestern mainstream with an independent approach to the phenomenon of language andthus stimulates new ideas about the history of linguistics.This book presumes no prior knowledge of Arabo-Islamic culture and Arabiclanguage, and is invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics.
Kees Versteegh
is currently Professor of Arabic and Islam at the Middle East Instituteof the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His publications include Zajjaji’s
 Explanation of Linguistic Causes
(1995), (ed.)
 Arabic Outside the Arab World 
(1994).
 
ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF LINGUISTICTHOUGHT SERIES
Consultant Editor: Talbot J.Taylor
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
 
 Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I: The Western Tradition from Socrates to Saussure
 Roy Harris and Talbot J.Taylor
 Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II: The Western Tradition in the 20th century
 Roy Harris, Nigel Love and Talbot J.Taylor
Forthcoming
 
 Landmarks in Linguistic Thought III: The Arabic Linguistic Tradition
 Kees Versteegh
 Language, Saussure, and Wittgenstein: How to Play Games with Words
 Roy Harris
 Ideology and Linguistic Theory: Noam Chomsky and the Deep Structure Debates
 Geoffrey J.Huck and John A.Goldsmith
 Linguistics, Anthropology and Philosophy in the French Enlightenment: A Contributionto the History of the Relationship between Language Theory and Ideology
 Ulrich Ricken, translated by Robert Norton
 Linguistics in America 1769–1924: A Critical History
 Julie Tetel Andersen
Generative Linguistics: A historical perspective
 Frederick J.Newmeyer

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