From Sībawayhi to ʾAḥmad Ḥasan al-Zayyāt: New Angles on the Arabic Linguistic Tradition, a volume edited by Beata Sheyhatovitch and Almog Kasher, brings together nine articles written by leading scholars of the Arabic linguistic tradition. These articles trace the development of the tradition, from Sībawayhi to modern Arabic language academies. The authors shed light on lesser-known aspects of this tradition, such as little-investigated grammatical structures, and problematic spots of the
ʿamal theory and the grammatical terminology. They explore the discipline’s relations with stylistics and logic, the Arab grammarians’ influence on Jewish Bible exegesis, and modern applications of medieval Arabic grammatical theory. This volume showcases the richness of the medieval Arabic linguistic literature and the diversity of ideas found within it.
Beata Sheyhatovitch, Ph.D. (2016), Tel Aviv University, is Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of that university. She is the author of
The Distinctive Terminology in Šarḥ al-Kāfiya
by Raḍī l-Dīn al-ʾAstarābāḏī (Brill, 2018) and of several research articles on the medieval Arabic linguistic tradition.
Almog Kasher, Ph.D. (2007), Bar-Ilan University, is Lecturer at the Department of Arabic of that university. His main field of study is the medieval Arabic grammatical tradition, with an emphasis on its early history, commentaries on Sībawayhi, and pedagogical grammars.
Notes on Contributors
Introduction Beata Sheyhatovitch and Almog Kasher
In and out of the Metalanguage: Some Reconsiderations of the Technical Vocabulary of Arabic Grammar Michael G. Carter
Views Concerning the ʿāmil of the Predicate of the Nominal Sentence Incorrectly Ascribed to Sībawayhi Aryeh Levin
Reading Poetry with Sībawayhi: Ittisāʿ/saʿat al-kalām and Metaphorical Thinking in the Kitāb Avigail Noy
Aspects of Syntactic Effect (ʿamal) in Arabic Grammatical Tradition: The Term šuġl in Sībawayhi’s al-Kitāb and Beyond Almog Kasher
Less Familiar Types of ʾan according to Arabic Grammarians Arik Sadan
A Sparkle in the Debate about the Word ʾāmīn Used in Supplication and Its Rules in Arabic, by ʾAbū Muḥammad Ibn al-Ḫaššāb (d. 567/1172), an Annotated Translation Jean N. Druel
The Theory of Definition in Šarḥ al-Kāfiya by Raḍī l-Dīn al-ʾAstarābāḏī Beata Sheyhatovitch
Comparison to Arabic as an Exegetical Method in Tanḥum ha-Yerushalmi’s Commentary on the Bible Avi Tal
The Arabic Language Academy in Cairo vis-à-vis a New Grammatical Phrase: al-ism al-ṯulāṯī (The Case of sāfara Muḥammad ʿAlī Ḥasan) Shlomit Shraybom-Shivtiel
Index of Qurʾānic Quotations Index of Names Index of Terms
All interested in Arabic linguistic thought and the works of medieval Arab grammarians; students and researchers of Arabic grammar and syntax; scholars of the history of logic, rhetoric and Judeo-Arabic.