Fatwas and Court Judgments: A Genre Analysis of Arabic Legal Opinion
Creators:Fakhri, Ahmed, 1949-
Subjects (LCSH):Arabic language -- Discourse analysis
Islamic law -- Language
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
By examining Arabic legal opinions, Ahmed Fakhri seeks to understand how the organization of these texts accomplishes specific social goals. In doing so, he hopes to illuminate socio-cultural practices among those who produce and use these texts. Like other sociolinguistics projects, this manuscript unites texts with their social contexts. Fakhri also points out that legal texts have traditionally held an important place in Arabic culture and therefore provide an especially illuminating window into the broader realm of Arabic thought and culture.
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