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dc.contributor.authorElmaz, Orhan
dc.identifier.citationElmaz , O 2021 , ' An explorative journey through hadith collections : connecting early Islamic Arabia with the world ' , Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies , vol. 21 , pp. 39-56 . < >en
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dc.description.abstractThe present article offers insight into a fresh way to utilise hadith collections beyond criticising their material in terms of their authenticity or discussing their implications for Islamic law. It builds on a digital corpus of collections to represent the wealth of canonical Sunni, Shia and Ibadite traditions. In this first exploration of this corpus, the interconnectedness of early Islamic Arabia with other parts of world is highlighted through an analysis of travelling words, proper names, and concrete objects in a few case studies organised into five sections by geographical area. These include translation, a Wanderwort, and contact through commerce and trade. The methods applied to analyse the material are those of historical and comparative linguistics. The results indicate that exploring linguistic aspects of hadith collections – notwithstanding editorial revision and their canonisation – can inform studies of language change in Arabic and set the course to research the standardisation of Arabic.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 Orhan Elmaz, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, UK. The content published in JAIS is - unless otherwise is stated - licensed through Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0: Through this licence content can be copied and distributed but also remixed, transformed and built upon for any purpose subject to conditions.en
dc.subjectHadith Studiesen
dc.subjectHistorical linguisticsen
dc.subjectCorpus linguisticsen
dc.subjectMiddle Persianen
dc.subjectSouthern Arabiaen
dc.subjectLate Antiquityen
dc.subjectBP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etcen
dc.subjectPK Indo-Iranianen
dc.titleAn explorative journey through hadith collections : connecting early Islamic Arabia with the worlden
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Arabic and Persianen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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