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Title: Amal and ’ibtidā in Medieval Arabic Grammatical Tradition
Author(s): PELED, Yishai
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 30 Date: 1992
As is well known, the concept of 'amal figures as a fundamental principle already in the writings of the earliest Arab grammarians. Yet one must appreciate that the rich and highly elaborate system, often referred to as the theory of the 'amīl, was developed over centuries of uninterrupted grammatical activity.