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Published: 30 December 2014

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198718123

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Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators

A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

David Wilmsen

Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics

  • Contains extensive empirical data from a variety of modern Arabic dialects and old vernacular texts
  • Challenges traditional assumptions about the origins of Arabic interrogatives and negators
  • Demonstrates the value of comparative Semitics to Arabic historical linguistics