ARABIC 508 - Arabic Historical Linguistics and Dialectology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Arabic Studies (ARABIC)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ARABIC 202 (AAPTIS 202) or ARABIC 203 (AAPTIS 205) (completed with a minimum grade of C or better).
May not be repeated for credit.
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This introductory course surveys the development of the Arabic language from its origins to the present, with emphasis on the externally motivated (historical and cultural) changes that led to its evolution from a tribal dialect into an international language. Concomitantly, the course examines the history of Arabic colloquial varieties (and their main categories), the formation of the Arabic script, and emergence and growth of Classical and Modern Standard Arabic together with their interrelationships with colloquial varieties and affinities with indigenous languages. Historical linguistic claims as well as the inherent sociolinguistic variability (diglossia) are also examined.

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ARABIC 508 - Arabic Historical Linguistics and Dialectology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 0748645284
The Arabic language, Author: Versteegh, Kees, Publisher: Edinburgh University Press 2014
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