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Grammatical Tradition: History
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Arabic is unique among languages as the chosen medium of divine communication in a direct, complete revelation exclusively to a single prophet. That revelation has been preserved to this day in the document known as the Qurʾān.

The special character of Arabic did not discourage Muslims from exploring the lan…

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Michael G. Carter, “Grammatical Tradition: History”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0028>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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