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Linguistic Heritage and Orientalism: KAIS FRESTAICH as an Example

Show simple item record Alsarakibi, Waleed 2018-10-25T06:14:56Z 2018-10-25T06:14:56Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 1985-8647
dc.description.abstract This paper aims at uncovering some of the Orientalist attempts to study Arab linguistic thought, on the one hand, and at examining the views Orientalists have adopted in their studies of the Orient, on the other. Orientalists have always claimed that their discourse on the Orient is objective، based on actual facts، and unbiased, but, as this paper shows, this discourse has proved to be a typical embodiment of a deep-rooted ideological system that is based on firm bias, pretended superiority, and unfair disavowal of the others’ contributions to human civilization. Such system of thought, exemplified in this investigation by the work of the Dutch Orientalist KAIS FRESTAICH whose writings, especially his book Greek Elements in Arab Linguistic Thought, have had a considerable influence on the study of linguistic thought—such system strips the age-old linguistic order of Arabic civilization of all claims to authenticity and originality, especially when it comes to syntax، making it look like a mere shadow of another linguistic order, namely that of Greece. These ideas, and others, are subjected to close scrutiny in this paper, the aim being the revelation of the falseness of such claims and, ultimately, the disclosure of the implications of such ideas on both the theoretical and practical levels. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject Orientalism en_US
dc.subject KAIS FRESTAICH en_US
dc.subject Arab linguistic thought en_US
dc.subject Greek Elements in Arab Linguistic Thought en_US
dc.subject Arabic syntax and orientalism en_US
dc.title Linguistic Heritage and Orientalism: KAIS FRESTAICH as an Example en_US
dc.title.alternative الموروث اللغوي والاستشراق: كيس فرستيخ نموذجًا en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 2017 en_US
dc.issue 01 en_US
dc.pagestart 403 en_US
dc.pageend 423 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Syria en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hama en_US
dc.source.title Journal of Human Sciences en_US
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JHS en_US

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