Issues in functional Arabic linguistics

Authored by: Ahmed Moutaouakil

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138783331
eBook ISBN: 9781315147062
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the Functional Grammar (here-after FG) approach to the Arabic language. It discusses the application of the theory of FG to describe and analyze various aspects of the Arabic language, both the classical and modern varieties. In this overview, special attention will be paid to the implementation of FG in the (synchronic and diachronic) description of Arabic as well as to its use in the re-examination of the Arabic Grammatical Tradition and its possible functional ‘re-interpretations’.

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