What is it about?

Orhan Elmaz's aim of this article is to outline the interest in the Arabic language in Europe and the beginnings of teaching Arabic and establishing Arabic studies in Europe before introducing Quranic studies in Austria as such. In this context, it is important to note that unfortunately, neither Arne Ambros, late professor of Arabic studies at the University of Vienna in Austria, nor the quantitative methods that he introduced to the study of the Quran, are mentioned in Sāsī Sālim al-Ḥāj’s comprehensive review of Orientalist studies

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Why is it important?

The material presented is based on the first study of hapax legomena in the Quran, and one of the rare studies on an Arabic text.


This research highlights that Arabic quantitative linguistics is still in its infancy and that its methods can help improve our understanding of even a well-studied text like the Quran and open up new fields of enquiry towards studying the text and Arabic literature in general.

EiC Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: Quranic Studies Made in Austria: Approaching Quantitative Arabic Linguistics, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, July 2020, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2020.0261.
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