ERIC Number: ED027536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Arabic Language; Its Role in History.
Chejne, Anwar G.
This book reviews the position Arabic has traditionally occupied in Arab-Muslim society, and its role in the task of building a nation state. The work is aimed to aid students of Arabic and Arabic lore and add to a greater understanding of the historical factors which made Arabic a revered language in Arabic-Muslim cultural and religious traditions. Chapters are (1) The Significance of Arabic in Arab-Muslim Society; (2) An Introduction to the Language; (3) The Codification of the Language and Philological Studies; (4) The Development, Growth, and Decline of the Language; (5) The Arab World Confronts the West; (6) The Revival of Literary Arabic in Modern Times; (7) Leaders of the Linguistic Movement and Linguistic Studies; (8) Problems and Proposals for the Reform of Arabic, and (9) Summary and Conclusion. Cultural and bibliographical notes, a list of periodicals, a bibliography, and an index of terms, subjects, and authors complete the volume. Chapters 1, 5, and 8 are revised versions of previously published articles by the author. (AMM)
Descriptors: Arabic, Area Studies, Bibliographies, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Images, Diachronic Linguistics, Ethnic Groups, History, Islamic Culture, Language Research, Language Role, Language Standardization, Nationalism, Non Western Civilization, Religious Cultural Groups, Sociolinguistics, Writing (Composition)
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 ($6.75).
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