Specifically, I am looking for something:
- That isn't just an introduction, but neither a comprehensive "everything we can currently say on the topic" kind of text.
- That goes back to about Proto-Semitic, and doesn't talk just about starting from classical Arabic.
- Doesn't focus too heavily on only one aspect (e.g. just phonology or just morphology) and rather something a bit more balanced.
Just to clarify, I have pretty much no prior experience with The historical development of the Arabic language.