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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 language a…

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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 17 August 2022 <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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