International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

On Pragmatic Idiosyncrasies of Qur’anic Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs
Dr. Ali Yunis Aldahesh

This article concerns itself with scrutinizing the phenomenon of Qur’anic Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs (henceforth QIPVs) by attending to its pragmatic properties. The main purpose of this article is to explore the ways by which these idiomatic expressions function within the texture of the Qur’an in an attempt to provide new insights for better understanding of the Qur’anic discourse. Taking relevant pragmatics theories (speech acts, cooperative principle, politeness principle, and irony principle) as a theoretical framework, this study attempts to sketch a precise pragmatic picture of QIPVs. By using qualitative methodology, the article demonstrates that both direct and indirect speech acts are performed by employing the QIPVs. The article also demonstrates that the QIPVs are utilised to flout a number of the maxims of conversation in order to communicate various conversational implicatures. It is the author’s hope that this article will be of benefit for both teachers and learners of Qur’anic Arabic and also, by extension, for the Qur’an commentators and translators into other languages. No claim is made here for comprehensiveness.

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