Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

The term classicism refers here to the incorporation of an item of Classical Arabic into colloquial-based discourse. The term Classical Arabic is used here as the equivalent of al-ʿarabiyya al-fuṣḥā ‘the pure classical Arabic language’. Following the socio…

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Heikki Palva, “Classicism”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0058>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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