ERIC Number: ED049465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
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Interaction Between Prose Styles and Linguistic Developments in Arabic After World War II. Final Report.
Rammuny, Raji M.
This article reviews the prose literary styles used in literary Arabic in the period following the Second World War, and attempts to explain the considerable relationship between these prose styles and the developments which characterize Arabic prose in terms of form and content in this period. The work is based on a study of 36 authors representing 12 Arab geographic areas. One or more works of each author was chosen; their prose was analyzed and categorized "in precise linguistic terms using a comprehensive description of each sentence with its components as well as its vocabulary." The analyzed products were then fed into a computer from which grammatical constructions were studied. The prose writings revealed that modern Arabic prose falls into three style types: modern simple style, pure middle style, and grandiose style. Illustrations of each style are presented and discussed. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.