By Harald Motzki, Everhard Ditters
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 on the topic of Arabic.
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Within this context, the purpose of the present paper is twofold. First, we shall try to show that although Sībawayhi’s method, which assigns a central role to the meaning and to the speaker’s awareness, was generally not followed by subsequent authors, some of them have indeed attempted to restore that central role, albeit from different perspectives. In a cursory look at the basic elements of the most important of these attempts, it may be possible to establish that what they have in common with Sībawayhi is a genuine concern for meaning and for the role of the speaker.
Approaches to Arabic Linguistics: Presented to Kees Versteegh on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics) by Harald Motzki, Everhard Ditters