History of the Arabic language

Course content

Excursus through the history of the Arabic Language from its origins until the modern time. Description of the main phases of the language history and their most relevant features.


Kandidatuddannelsen i Mellemøstens sprog og samfund, 2008

Learning outcome

KA 2008-ordning:
Sproghistorie (HMØK03511E)

Jonathan Owens, "A Linguistic History of Arabic", Oxford, OUP, 2009; Clive Holes, "Modern Arabic. Structures, Functions and Varieties", Washington, Georgetown University Press, 2004; Kees Versteegh, "The Arabic Language", New York, Columbia University Press, 1997.

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 384,5
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • English
  • 412,5