Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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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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Nabaṭī Poetry, Language of

(16,305 words)

Author(s): Clive Holes
1. Introduction: what is nabaṭī poetry? Nabaṭī poetry is the traditional oral poetry of inner Arabia. The term “nabaṭī”, whose first attested use is in the 13th century CE (Sowayan 2000:68), is not to be taken literally. It seems originally to have been a transferred epithet applied to the language of Bedouin poetry, which was, when judged against the yardstick of Classical Arabic, ungrammatical and hence like the ‘broken’ Arabic supposedly spoken by the ancient Nabateans. That, at least, is the most …

Naḥt

(6 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Naḥw

(8 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Najdi Arabic

(4,573 words)

Author(s): Bruce Ingham
1. General …

Naṣb

(6 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Nāsix

(6 words)

Author(s): not-specified
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Negation

(2,947 words)

Author(s): Jamal Ouhalla
1. Sentence negation and tense: lā, lam, lan, laysa The Standard Arabic lā/lam/lan are used to negate sentences with a verbal predicate. The differences between them relate to the tense information they carry over and above their function as…

Negev Arabic

(5,709 words)

Author(s): Roni Henkin
1. General 1.1 Area and range …

Neo-Aramaic

(2,098 words)

Author(s): Werner Arnold
1. The Neo-Aramaic dialects …

Neologism

(6 words)

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