- The Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
- Transcription and Transliteration Equivalences
- A House of Sound Structure, of Marvelous form and Proportion: An Introduction
- Arabic Folk Linguistics: Between Mother Tongue and Native Language
- Arabic Linguistic Tradition I: Naḥw and ṣarf
- Arabic Linguistic Tradition II: Pragmatics
- Codeswitching and Related Issues Involving Arabic
- Arabic Dialectology
- Issues in Arabic Computational Linguistics
- Modern Lexicography
- Orality, Culture, And Language
- Pidgins and Creoles
- Second-Language Acquisition
- The Arabic Literary Language: <i>The Nahḍa (and beyond)</i>
- The Arabic Writing System
- The Classical Arabic Lexicographical Tradition
- The Philological Approach to Arabic Grammar
- The Syntax of Arabic From A Generative Perspective
- What Is Arabic?
- Index of Names
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
The Arabic linguistic tradition (also termed Arabic grammatical tradition) is the most extensive among the Arabic linguistic sciences. This article focuses on the two major branches of the grammatical tradition: nahw (which refers to grammar in general but more specifically to syntax); and sarf (morphology). Sections of the article cover early grammar and the origins of the grammatical theory, early works and Sibawayhi’s Kitaab, grammar from the 3rd/9th century onward, and the study of morphology in the Arabic linguistic tradition.
Ramzi Baalbaki, Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, American University of Beirut
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