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Title: Cultural specific phenomena in classical Arabic phraseology : a case study on the works of Ibn al-Khaṭīb
Author: Abdullah, Abdullah
ISNI:       0000 0004 7960 8149
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 2019
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The thesis is a study on classical Arabic phraseology on the basis of prose works by Lisān ad-Dīn Ibn al-Khaṭīb (d. 776/1374). It reinvestigates the linguistic concept of a phraseme from a theoretical perspective and adopts the approach of cultural analysis to a selected corpus of classical Arabic phasemes. The results indicate that classical Arabic phrasemes, whether referential or communicative, have four main source domains: historical references, nature, material culture and habitus, and Islamic religious motivations (with either religious or non-religious target domains). The cultural phenomenon that motivates most of them is cultural modelling, although it does not contribute to their fixedness. Two other cultural phenomena - cultural symbolism and quotation - were found to have the strongest impact on phrasemes' fixedness levels, albeit with some exceptions.
Supervisor: Dmitriev, Kirill Sponsor: Jāmiʻat al-Kuwayt
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Lisa¯n ad-Di¯n Ibn al-Khat?i¯b ; Arabic ; al-Andalus ; Phraseology ; Culture ; PJ6351.A3 ; Arabic language--Phraseology ; Ibn al-Khat?i¯b, d. 1374--Criticism and interpretation