Exclamation
(1,367 words)

The traditional opinions of Arabic scholars about exclamation (taʿajjub) in Classical Arabic are found in various discourses, not only in that of the grammarians, in fragments inserted in works belonging to grammar (naḥw), rhetoric (balāġa), foundations of grammar (ʾuṣūl an-naḥw), scholastic theology (kalām), Qurʾānic exegesis (tafsīr), etc. We find in fact two ways of speaking about exclamation in the Arabic sciences of the language:

i.
the first in a limited acceptance of this concept, referring to an evaluative act, i.e. not only an act of admiration, but in general, that of …

Cite this page
Daniela Rodica Firanescu, “Exclamation”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 14 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol2_0006>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



▲   Back to top   ▲