A study of the syntax of literary Arabic
Campbell, Stuart J
In recent years the spoken dialects of Arabic have had the lion's
share of linguistic analysis while Literary Arabic has recefved
relatively little notice. This study is an attempt to redress the
balance by presenting a transformational account of some of the
basic syntactic structures of Literary Arabic.
Chapter l contains a brief descripti·on of the historical development
of Arabic and pinpoints the form of the language studied here.
Also discussed is a particular problem affecting the...[Show more]
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