Quintessence of half-Learnedness as a Legacy

  • Ada Šoštarić
Keywords: Arabic language, grammar, classical approach, contemporary approach, „typographicalˮ errors, Ethics, scientific contribution


Methods in the field of teaching Arabic language are quite vibrant nowadays. An unavoidable part of its mosaic is taken by discussions on the proper methodological manner for compiling a textbook/grammar of Arabic.
In this article we examine a theoretical Weltanschauung (i.e. worldview) presented by two Serbian retired full professors of Arabic language, Darko Tanasković and Anđelka Mitrović, directed at the grammars of the Arabic Language written mainly by Bosniak/Bosnian authors in former Yugoslavia. Namely, over the course of the seventies, eighties and nineties Tanasković and Mitrović suggested in numerous articles that the classical or traditional model used in these grammars should be abandoned in favour of contemporary European methodological systematisation.
In year 2005, these two professors co-authored Grammar of Arabic Language (Gramatika arapskog jezika, 2005, 2011). Yet a detailed review of this grammar show that although Tanasković and Mitrović managed to detach it from the classical systematisation they failed to implement the contemporary approach that they had so vehemently and continuously preached throughout the closing decades of the 20th century.

How to Cite
Šoštarić, A. (2022). Quintessence of half-Learnedness as a Legacy. Anali Gazi Husrev-Begove Biblioteke, 29(43), 297-324. https://doi.org/10.51719/25663267.2022.29.43.297