IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(1): 1-4 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.308

The Conflict of Theory in Arabic Grammar

Solehah Hj Yaacob
Abstract—There have been debates and discussions on linguistics` argumentations used by both schools Basra and Kufa in order to impose their principles in modification of Arabic Grammar. This kind of scenario contributes some negatives and positives views among the scholars claimed that BaÎra and Kufa were the two cities which permanently rivaled each other. In principle, BaÎra and Kufah do evidence two differing linguistic and grammatical approaches. The school of Basra was generally more philosophically inclined when formulating the system of Arabic grammar while the school of Kufah based its rules on evidence found in classical texts. Although Basra applied more analogy does not mean that Basran scholars did not also refer to the already existent linguistic corpus in the classical texts. In order to re-evaluate the above discussion, the researcher addresses some evidences from the linguistic corpus and analogical approach in Arabic Grammar.

Index Terms—Rival, analogical, anomaly, corpus.

Solehah Hj Yaacob is with the Arabic Dept. Language & Literature International Islamic University Malaysia (e-mail: solehah71@gmail.com).

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Cite:Solehah Hj Yaacob, "The Conflict of Theory in Arabic Grammar," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-4, 2014.

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