International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

From Arabic Literary Criticism to Language Assessment
Abdulkareem Said Ramadan

My research explores the knowledge and application of language assessment as demonstrated by classical Arab linguists, grammarians, and literary critics. These scholars did have standards and criterion by which they judged various works of literature. These standards were not identical and were not used by all critics in the same way. Instead, there is some kind of selectivity and flexibility in the process of assessment. Some of them focused on certain aspects of the language usage in one particular poem, and some focused on other levels of poetics and aesthetics.

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