Yasir Suleiman's Arabic Grammar and Linguistics PDF

By Yasir Suleiman

ISBN-10: 0700710078

ISBN-13: 9780700710072

This e-book explores features of the Arabic Grammatical culture and Arabic Linguistics from either a theoretical and descriptive viewpoint. It additionally touches on problems with relevance to different disciplines, really Qur'anic exegesis and jurisprudence. The hyperlinks among the fields of language and faith are traditionally powerful within the Arabic and Islamic traditions as a lot effort and time used to be spent by means of grammarians in examining definitely the right meanings of 2 of the most assets of Islamic jurisprudence - the Quran and Hadith. Prof Suleiman has assembled a world group of specialists during this quarter and provides an intensive evaluate of the assets and arguments. The ebook should be of curiosity to all scholars, researchers and academics of Arabic Language and tradition.

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202/817), the famous grammarian. But according to the editor, Muhammad Salim al-Hajj, it was written by 'Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahman ‘Abdallah ibn Yahya ibn al-Mubarak al-Yazidi who died in 237/851. , which would explain the parallels with Zayd ibn ‘Ali, since as we have seen above, there are close parallels between the M ajaz and Zayd's commentary. In view of 'Abu ‘Ubayda's opinion about foreign words in the Qur'an it is not surprising that the Majaz does not contain any reference to the foreign origin of the words mentioned above; al-Yazidi's Gharib does not contain such references, either.

230, original emphasis). e. linguistic structure, “in itself and for its own sake” as a pre-requisite for the autonomy of linguistics was later given a boost by the originator of glossematics, the Danish linguist Hjelmslev, who, in the main, follows in the footsteps of Saussure, but without emulating his psychological bias. :5). :4). In the second half of this century, the autonomy principle was further enhanced by Chomsky’s work in which competence was regarded as the proper domain of linguistics, thus peripheralizing performance as the sphere of, among other things, sociolinguistics, text-linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and conversational analysis.

29). There is however ample evidence in Khasais which enables us to go well beyond this interpretation, to a position where what matters is the fact that the grammarians’ generalizations capture a pre-existing reality of a mental kind pertaining to the native speakers. This extends to the causes of “heaviness” (thiqal) and “lightness” (khiffa) which Ibn Jinni, in the mould of other Arab grammarians, invokes in his treatment of the language, and which he invests with an existential status predating, in the epistemological sense, the act of grammatical description itself.

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