Research Assistant within the framework of Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group "Arabic Philology and Textual Practices in the Early Modern Period"
Junior Research Group "Arabic Philology and Textual Practices in the Early Modern Period"
Thursday 2 to 3 pm and by appointment via email.
Colinda Lindermann, born in 1982, works as a research assistant within the framework of Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh and supported by Freie Universität Berlin as part of the Excellence Initiative of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Research Assistant within the framework of Dahlem International Network
Arabic Studies at Freien Universität Berlin; intended degree: Master of Arts (M.A.).
Studies of History and Culture of the Near East at Freie Universität Berlin;
Studies of Classics at Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands; degree: doctorandus (M.A.)
Lectures in winter 2017
Lectures in summer 2017
Lectures in winter 2016/17
Lectures in summer 2016
The philological discourse in Arabic lexicography of the early modern period
Arabic lexicography already had a long history when al-Qāmūs al-muṭīṭ of Fīrūzābādī (1414) was published. The compiler of an Arabic dictionary first had to take a stand within a philological debate that goes back to the beginnings of Arabic philology. The Qāmūs' reflection on various aspects of the lexicographical tradition and its main works (including the ḥiḥāḥ of Ǧawharī [died 1008]), in the form of commentaries, adaptations and translations, again provided material for new debates throughout the Arab world and beyond.These debates, which can be traced back to the nineteenth century, were seldom exclusively linguistic, but had political and religious implications. The Arabic national lexicon reveals these ideological aspects of philology.
In her dissertation Colinda Lindermann examines the paradigms of Arabic lexicography early modern times. Central points are the self-understanding and the methodological reflection of the authors, their perception of the philological tradition and the discussions of their works' recipients.
Focus of research