• ISSN: Print ISSN: 2382-6282; E-ISSN: 2972-3108 (under registration)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
    • Frequency: Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL
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IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(4): 247-250 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.4.181

The Arabic Alphabetical Letter A Psychological and Sociological Reading

Manal Najjar
Abstract—Arabic letterforms of written texts, whether in poetry or prose, might uncover a unique means of expression that communicates with the eye and unlock a new channel towards human communication. This study, therefore, proposes a different and unusual perspective of analyzing written texts that allows for experiencing the aesthetic, psychological and sociological dimensions underlying the artistic value and representation of each Arabic alphabetical letter in its various forms and shapes. It also evokes the reader’s perception and appreciation of the visual language of the written text represented in the alphabetical letters as an effective tool of expression where the letter in some literary texts, transcends its material entity to form a drawing or a shape that discloses to the eye the secrets of the heart. The reading suggested in this study exceeds the phonetic, lexicographic, morphological, syntactic and semantic meanings of words, enriching meaning with a different profound human consideration in which the Arabic letter reflects or echoes both psychological and sociological perspectives forming an aesthetic phenomenon that is able to convey the writer’s inner self and emotions. This visual reading paves the way for new fields of research and text analysis with the aid of psychological and sociological sciences. In this reading, the visual compositions perceived by readers are to be inserted as one of the basic parameters of textuality and contemporary text analysis for both writers and readers.

Index Terms—Letter, sociological, forms, shapes, psychological.

Manal Najjar is with Tabouk University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: dr.manalnajjar@yahoo.com).


Cite: Manal Najjar, "The Arabic Alphabetical Letter A Psychological and Sociological Reading," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 247-250, 2018.

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