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date: 19 January 2020

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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.

Keywords: Arabic, inguistic, grammatical tradition, syntax, grammar, nahw, sarf, morphology

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