Qabus ibn Wushmagir : a study of rhythm patterns in Arabic epistolary prose from the 4th century AH (10th century AD)

Gully, Adrian and Hinde, John 2003, Qabus ibn Wushmagir : a study of rhythm patterns in Arabic epistolary prose from the 4th century AH (10th century AD), Middle Eastern literatures, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 177-197.

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Title Qabus ibn Wushmagir : a study of rhythm patterns in Arabic epistolary prose from the 4th century AH (10th century AD)
Author(s) Gully, Adrian
Hinde, John
Journal name Middle Eastern literatures
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 177
End page 197
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Place of publication [Abingdon, England]
Publication date 2003-07
ISSN 1475-2638
1475-262X
Summary This study focuses on the Arabic prose style of Qabus ibn Wushmagir, a Persian ruler of the 4th century AH (10th century AD). Through a textual analysis of a selection of his letters it identifies some fascinating rhythmical patterns using the statistical technique of log-linear modelling. The quantitative analyses are based specifically on syllable patterns in the texts which are evaluated according to the theme of each letter. The study concludes that in some letter types in particular there is a certain predictability in the rhythmical patterns of the text which indicate that the style of a given piece was determined to some degree by the theme of the letter.
Language eng
Field of Research 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021491

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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