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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination) – Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Solomon I. Sara


This book on Ɂimālah (inclination) poses challenges to readers, both native and non-native speakers of Arabic. The challenge for the native, in part, is because this work was the first systematic formalization of the grammar of the language. In the process of creating it, a whole new set of terms and a new paradigm of Arabic linguistics was introduced that was different from the traditional method, and more authentically descriptive. The book poses an even greater challenge to non-native Arabic readers schooled in different traditions, who will encounter not only a new language but a new and d ... More

Keywords: Sībawayh, inclination, Ɂimālah, Arabic linguistics, Arabic transcriptions, English translations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627950
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Solomon I. Sara, author