Oral Features of the Qur’ān Detected in Public Recitation


This essay examines textual features of the Qur’ān that may emerge more prominently as a result of listening to it, features that might enhance insight gained during slow or silent reading sessions. Comparison with ancient Greek oral works, such as Homer, and an examination of Classical memory methodologies provide support for some of the oral features identified. In particular, a series of linguistic devices regarding structure, meaning, diction, syntax, and sound are sampled.

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