“As Far as China: The spread of Arabic”
This lecture was given by Prof. Kees Versteegh on March 31, 2005 as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Kees Versteegh is a Professor of Arabic and Islam and Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at University of Nijmegen, Holland. His research concentrates on medieval Arab linguistic theory and on the history and development of Arabic. Among his published books are: Greek Elements in Arabic Linguistic Thinking, Pidginization and Creolization: The case of Arabic, Arabic Grammar and Quranic Exegesis in Early Islam and The Explanation of linguistic causes: az-Zaggagi's theory of grammar.