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For an entire life, Kees Versteegh performed a number one position in Arabic linguistics, dialects (diglossia, creolization, pidginization), the background of Arabic grammar, and different fields concerning Arabic.

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Asrār, 65). ). ) The speaker’s awareness of the intricacies of syntactic relations hence acts as a virtual arbiter in his choice of the nazˢm, which best expresses the intended meaning. Jurjānī’s theory of nazˢm is to a large extent a reaction against traditional grammar in which formal aspects acquired greater prominence at the expense of meaning. ), may have been the target of some of Jurjānī’s critical comments in which he accuses the grammarians of giving too little attention to meaning. This notwithstanding, Jurjānī is surely much closer in spirit to Sībawayhi than to the later grammarians.

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In this case, corroborative nahˢ ban would be, like mād˰ā which it modifies, in the accusative. It is clear in Sībawayhi’s discussion that the speaker has the choice of using mād˰ā as a single-word particle or splitting it into its constituent elements. The mental process which leads up to the speaker’s decision is not restricted to the deconstruction of the particle into its elements or its retention as one unit. 14 The speaker’s competence is thus demonstrable at two levels, namely his awareness of the nature of mād˰ā as a compound particle which admits two possibilities of usage, and his confirmation of this awareness by observing the syntactical implications of each possibility.

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