Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
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Language Academies
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1. Academy precursors
The first ‘academy’ in the Arab world was established by the French during the Napoleonic occupation of Egypt (1798–1801); it came to an end with the French exit from Egypt in 1801. There were several attempts in the 19th century, especially in Egypt and Lebanon, by enlightened …
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Mohammed Sawaie, “Language Academies”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0082>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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