Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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Wādī Ḥaḍramawt Arabic

(5,964 words)

Author(s): Abdullah Hassan Al-Saqqaf
1. General Ḥaḍramawt Arabic is an Arabic dialect spoken by the people living in Ḥaḍramawt, now a governorate in the Republic of Yemen. It is also spoken by many Yemeni emigrants, who migrated from Ḥaḍramawt to the Gulf States, particularly Saudi Arabia, and to East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, …

Waḍʿ al-Luġa

(2,181 words)

Author(s): Bernard Weiss
The question of whether language arose from thésis or phúsis, so famously debated among the Greeks, never assumed major importance in Islam. Greek philosophers were not concerned with the question of who had established language, but they wished to find out to what extent words reflect reality (sound symbolism). Muslim thinkers were hardly interested in this aspect of the debate. They almost universally agreed that language had its origin in

Waqf

(7 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Waṣl

(6 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Weak Verbs

(5,824 words)

Author(s): not-specified
1. Introduction …

West Sudanic Arabic

(5,604 words)

Author(s): not-specified
1. Arabic of Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria…