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By Abdul-Raof Hussein

Arabic Rhetoric explores the heritage, disciplines, order and pragmatic capabilities of Arabic speech acts. It bargains a brand new realizing of Arabic rhetoric and employs examples from smooth general Arabic in addition to delivering a thesaurus of over 448 rhetorical expressions indexed in English with their translations, which make the booklet extra obtainable to the trendy day reader. Hussein’s examine of Arabic rhetoric bridges the space among studying and study, when additionally assembly the tutorial wishes of our current time. This updated textual content offers a worthy resource for undergraduate scholars studying Arabic as a international language, and is usually an important textual content for researchers in Arabic, Islamic reviews, and scholars of linguistics and lecturers.

Hussein Abdul-Raof is a senior lecturer in Arabic and Qur’anic reviews on the collage of Leeds. His contemporary guides comprise Interpreter's Thematic Dictionary: English-Arabic. Beirut: Librairie du Liban 2005 and Consonance within the Qur’an : A Conceptual, Intertextual and Linguistic research. Muenchen: Lincom Europa educational courses 2005 (Languages of the realm Series).

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Some serious research has been done that has dealt with the criteria of and distinction between eloquent lexical items and effective discourse, the distinction between congruent and incongruent discourse, the different levels of congruity, whether assonance in Qur’mnic discourse is subservient to meaning or vice versa, and whether assonance is a positive or a defective feature of a given discourse. As eloquence is concerned with word-based analysis, research has focused on the major criteria of a given eloquent lexical item.

538 H), al-Rmzi (d. 606 H), and al-Qizwlni (d. 739 H). Al-Qairawmni (d. 463 H) has also shown interest in the study of lexical items and their communicative significations and claims that the word is the body whose soul is meaning. He holds the view that there is a strong relationship between the lexical item and its signification. These views have also been held by Ibn Sinmn al-Khafmji (d. 466 H). 5 The order system and icjmz There are different views held by different rhetoricians with regards to the notion of icjmz.

Ibn al-Muqaffac is also influenced by the Muctazilites’ views on effective discourse, such as the employment of nice eloquent words, non-repetition, avoiding the skilful weaving of initial clichés like ( / – don’t you understand that . ), (( ) – listen to me), and – O you), avoiding foregrounding and backgrounding, accurate usage of lexical items in their linguistic structures, clarity in meaning that is compatible with the level of understanding and the psychological and ideological state of your addressee, and avoiding foreign and non-eloquent words and complex propositions.

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