Grammatical Tradition: Approach
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1. Sources and historical overview

Throughout its historical development (grammatical tradition: history), the Arabic grammatical tradition's approach to language and language description was founded on a remarkably self-consistent set of general principles (of axioms, so to speak) defining its object, its aim…

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Jean-Patrick Guillaume, “Grammatical Tradition: Approach”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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