Arabic and Persian
Arabic has been taught in various forms at St Andrews for several centuries and the Department has an excellent record of academic scholarship in Islamic studies, Arab and wider Middle Eastern history and mediaeval and modern Arabic literatures.
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(2022-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis examines the multiple linguistic and social factors that condition dialect acquisition in second-language speakers of English living in Bradford, UK. More specifically, it provides a quantitative analysis of ...
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(University of St Andrews, 1985) - ThesisThis dissertation is a study of the treatment of the circumstantial accusative (ḥāl) in the Book of Sībawayhi. The study is aiming at two important goals. Firstly, it is aiming at a complete transformation of Sībawayhi's ...
From ḥadīṯ to adab : the development of ʿilm narratives in Classical Arabic literature ; a case study on the Kitāb al-adab of Ibn Abī Šayba (d. 235/849) and the Kitāb al-ʿilm of Ibn Qutayba (d. 276/889) (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - ThesisThis thesis is a study on ʿilm as a literary phenomenon in the early ʿAbbāsid Arabic works on ḥadīṯ and adab. It examines the correlation between ʿilm and adab on the basis of selected foundational and pioneering Arabic ...