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The project explores the pivotal role of language consciousness in the history of Arab culture. It aims to study:

  • the semantic development of the vocabulary of the Arabic language,
  • philological discourses on the semantic changes in the language in the classical Arabic philological tradition (8th-10th centuries A.D.), and
  • the impact of Arabic philology in the wider historical and cultural context of the Judaeo-Arab neo-classical heritage (12th-13th centuries A.D.) and Christian-Arab intellectual history on the eve of modernity (19th century A.D.).