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Veni Marijn van Putten

LUCL PhD researcher Marijn van Putten has received a Veni grant by the science funding agency NWO.

Before the Grammarians: Arabic in the formative period of Islam.

After the birth of Islam, the Arabs rapidly conquered a large part of the world. As we have only written language available, we do not know how the language of these conquerors sounded. Van Putten studies Arabic language material in, for example, Greek and Hebrew scripts to find out how these people spoke.