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Title: The History and Development of Arabic
Subtitle: A Review Article of al-Sharkawi (2017), with Special Focus on Archaeology and Epigraphy
Author(s): AL-JALLAD, Ahmad M.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 75 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2018
The history of Arabic was recently the subject of a monograph-length study by M. al-Sharkawi. This review uses the work to outline some common methodological pitfalls in studying the history of Arabic, while highlighting recent advances in archaeology and epigraphy to challenge some long held assumptions about Arabic’s past.