Saba Farès

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3474-031X
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France

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Saba Farès (2016-01-24)

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History of Monasticism, Nabataeans (Archaeology), Early Islamic Archaeology, Arab Christian Studies,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Human impacts on ancient environmentsehavioral responses to resource stress and environmental chang,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Ancient Arabs,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Origins of Islam,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Origin of Language, Research Ethics, Research Methodology,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Tribal and Nomadic Society,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Rock Art (Archaeology),

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Semitic languages,

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Early Islamic History

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Saba Farès (2013-07-31)

Biography

Professor of Arabic Linguistics and ancient Arab history. My research is in the domains of historical linguistics, Semitic languages and the culture of ancient Arabs. My main research topics are: lexical history of Arabic: origin and borrowing, archaeological input for improved understanding of ancient Arab languages, semiology of early Arabic writing, and the grammar and comparative morphosyntax of early Arabic. My comparative work in Arabic involves ancient and classical Arabic texts. I work on ancient texts dated from pre-Islamic periods, engraved on rocks and blocks. I am interested in all linguistic aspects of ancient Arabic languages but mainly the role of archeology in better understanding vocabularies. Materials are collected through annual fieldwork in wādī Ramm (Jordan) and in Kilwa (Saudi Arabia). The French Ministry for Foreign Affairs support these two projects and provide funding (since 1994 for wādī Ramm and since 2009 for Kilwa). The first corpus, relating to the ancient Arabic texts from al-‘Ulā, was published in 2005 and the corpus concerning the wādī Ramm texts is currently in edit. The analysis and documentation of ancient Arabic languages and their comparative study is in process right now.
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