Translation Literature
(4,116 words)

This entry describes some of the linguistic features of the language of 8th-10th-century Greek/Arabic and Syriac/Arabic translations, links them to the history of the translation movement from Greek into Arabic, and attempts to place them in the context of contemporary linguistic change from ‘Classical Arabic’ to ‘Middle Arabic’.

1. The Greek/Arabic translation movement

The term ‘Greek/Ar…

Cite this page
Uwe Vagelpohl, “Translation Literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0352>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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