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ERIC Number: ED027536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 240
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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)
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 ($6.75).
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