History and Development of the Arabic Language by Muhammad al-Sharkawi

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By Muhammad al-Sharkawi

History and improvement of the Arabic Language is a normal creation for college students to the heritage of the Arabic language. it really is divided into components; the pre-Islamic language as much as the emergence of the 1st recognized works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the pre-Islamic state of affairs to the advanced Arabic language types after the emergence of Islam and the Arab conquests, either in Arabia and within the diaspora. The ebook makes a speciality of the pre-Islamic linguistic scenario, the place the linguistic geography and correct demographic facets of pre-Islamic Arabia may be brought. furthermore, the publication also will talk about the communicative contexts and sorts of sleek Arabic.

The e-book contains readings, dialogue questions and knowledge units to supply a whole textbook and source for lecturers and scholars of the heritage of Arabic.

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Being largely a flat uninterrupted landmass, the Arabian Peninsula allowed these tribes not only to expand, but also to move with a wide degree of facility. The only mountain ranges of significant size are those bordering the Red Sea. Al-Qalqašandiyy (Ṣubḥ, Vol. I, p. 349) among others draws a picture of the Arab tribes in pre-Islamic times as in migration or in constant wars over land rights. We know, for instance, that the location of Asad before Islam was not its original place in the peninsula when it first migrated out of Yemen.

2 When we speak of Arabic within the Semitic languages, we usually mean pre-Classical Arabic. 3 The language family model attempts to show how languages diversify and families are classified. The tree diagram shows how the languages within the family are related to one another (Campbell 2013: 181). 4 Language typology is the comparative study of the features of a particular language to be able to locate it within a type and to identify the structural implications of that type. See Greenberg (1974: 9–10).

Up to the tenth century CE at least, grammarians made the distinction between eloquence and grace of language use on the one hand, and data for morphological and syntactic analysis on the other. It seems that fine and graceful pronunciation was a feature of the Hijazi dialects, and structural correctness was a property of the Najdi dialects. The Arabs’ view of their language A common assumption among the Arabs, scholars and lay people alike, in the period of revelation and thereafter, was that the Arabic language is better than any other language humans speak.

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