Sībawayhi’s Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought. By Michael G. Carter. Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies 5
“When Sībawayhi embarked upon his journey to record the speech of the Arabs, little did he know that his Kitāb was destined to become the ‘Qur’ān of grammar’. I doubt the young Michael Carter could have guessed his 1968 doctoral thesis was going to shape a whole discipline and become a point of reference for all the Arabists who since then have dared to ‘ride the sea’ of traditional Arab linguistics. The predecessor of the published Sībawayhi’s Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought has been until last year the unpublished single most quoted and consulted unpublished thesis by an Arab linguist. There is no reason to predict any change in its status except that it will become the indispensable published reference on Sībawayhi’s Kitāb.” - reviewed by Amal Marogy, Historiographia Linguistica 45 (2018), 391–95.
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Sībawayhi's Principles by Michael G. Carter at isdistribution.com Michael G. Carter's Sībawyhi's Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought is a corrected version, with considerable Addenda, of his 1968 Oxford doctoral thesis, "Sībawayhi's Principles of Grammatical An...