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Published: 30 June 2014

ISBN: 9780748645275

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The Arabic Language

Second Edition

Kees Versteegh

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Covers all aspects of the history of Arabic, the Arabic linguistic tradition, Arabic dialects and Arabic as a world language
  • Makes links between linguistic history and cultural history
  • Emphasises the role of contacts between Arabic and other languages

New to this Edition:

  • Additional chapters on the structure of Arabic, bilingualism and Arabic pidgins and creoles
  • A full explanation of the use of conventional Arabic transcription and IPA characters
  • An updated bibliography
  • All chapters have been revised and updated in light of recent research

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