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Title: A Comparative Lexical Study of Qur'ānic Arabic
Written By: M.R. Zammit
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=9307
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
Description:

This work does not aim to be an etymological dictionary of Qur'ānic Arabic,
nor does it attempt to suggest some new genetic classification of the
Semitic languages. Rather, it offers insights into the internal lexical
relationships attested in a number of Semitic varieties. The work is based
on a quantitative analysis of a substantial corpus of the Arabic lexicon
with a view to investigating lexical relationships within a number of
Semitic languages. Qur'ānic Arabic is the source of a lexical mass
comparison exercise involving Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew,
Phoenician, Epigraphic South Arabian and Ge'ez. Moreover, the lexical links
identified in this study are in themselves linguistic indicators of the
various degrees of cultural proximity characterising the various Semitic
languages.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): Semitic

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004118012
ISBN-13: 9789004118010
Pages: xiv
Prices: U.S. $ 265
Europe EURO 197