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Published: 11 May 2006

330 Pages | 4 maps


ISBN: 9780199290826

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A Linguistic History of Arabic

Jonathan Owens

  • Scholarly but largely non-technical style
  • Arguments can be followed by anyone with a basic background in Arabic and Linguistics
  • Deploys statistical methods to solve historical linguistic problems
  • Gives equal weight to classical sources and modern data
  • Argument is framed from within the intellectual history of the discipline