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Ara­bic ora­tion: art and func­tion
BuchcoverIn Ara­bic Ora­tion: Art and Func­tion, a nar­ra­tive rich­ly infused with illus­tra­tive texts and orig­i­nal trans­la­tions, Tahera Qut­bud­din presents a com­pre­hen­sive the­o­ry of this pre­em­i­nent genre in its foun­da­tion­al oral peri­od, 7th-8th cen­turies AD. With speech­es and ser­mons attrib­uted to the Prophet Mu?ammad, ?Ali, oth­er polit­i­cal and mil­i­tary lead­ers, and a num­ber of promi­nent women, she assess­es types of ora­tions and themes, preser­va­tion and prove­nance, struc­ture and style, ora­tor-audi­ence author­i­ty dynam­ics, and, with the shift from an oral to a high­ly lit­er­ate cul­ture, oration’s influ­ence on the medieval chancery epis­tle. Prob­ing the genre’s echoes in the con­tem­po­rary Mus­lim world, she offers sen­si­tive tools with which to decode speech­es by mosque-imams and polit­i­cal lead­ers today.
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Usage-based stud­ies in Mod­ern Hebrew: Back­ground, mor­pho-lex­i­con, and syn­tax
BuchcoverThe goal of the vol­ume is to shed fresh light on Mod­ern Hebrew from per­spec­tives aimed at read­ers inter­est­ed in the domains of gen­er­al lin­guis­tics, typol­o­gy, and Semit­ic stud­ies. Start­ing with chap­ters that pro­vide back­ground infor­ma­tion on the evo­lu­tion and soci­olin­guis­tic set­ting of the lan­guage, the bulk of the book is devot­ed to usage-based stud­ies of the mor­phol­o­gy, lex­i­con, and syn­tax of cur­rent Hebrew. Based pri­mar­i­ly on orig­i­nal analy­ses of authen­tic spo­ken and online mate­ri­als, these stud­ies reflect var­ied the­o­ret­i­cal frames-of-ref­er­ence that are large­ly mod­el-neu­tral in approach. To this end, the book presents a func­tion­al­ly moti­vat­ed, dynam­ic approach to actu­al usage, rather than pro­vid­ing strict­ly struc­tural­ist or for­mal char­ac­ter­i­za­tions of par­tic­u­lar lin­guis­tic sys­tems. Such a per­spec­tive is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant in the case of a lan­guage under­go­ing accel­er­at­ed process­es of change, in which the gap between pre­scrip­tive dic­tates of the Hebrew Lan­guage Estab­lish­ment and the actu­al usage of edu­cat­ed, lit­er­ate but non-expert speak­er-writ­ers of cur­rent Hebrew is con­stant­ly on the rise.
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