Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Ar 490 History of the Arabic Language

Study of the development of classical Arabic language from early times, with emphasis on two major schools of Arabic grammar: al-Kufah and al-Basrah; contribution of major grammarians, evolution of morphology and syntax; development of current Modern Standard Arabic vs colloquial Spoken Arabic.




Ar 303 or consent of instructor.
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