Humor in der arabischen Kultur / Humor in Arabic Culture

Author: Georges Tamer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211068

Category: Humor

Page: 407

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This collected volume publishes the contributions of numerous scholars to the International Symposium Humor in Arabic Culture, by the editor in July 2007 at the Free University of Berlin. First of all, a critical view is taken of early Muslim religious writings – and against the background of relevant Jewish and Christian pronouncements – to determine more closely the Islamic discourse on the value and non-value of humor; here too the question is examined of the extent to which normative forces were thus released which were able to set boundaries for Arabic humor. Then the wide spectrum of the humorous in classical Arabic literature is reviewed and the common elements connecting the multifarious forms of its expression are revealed as a traditional Arabic understanding of humor. Finally, the papers discuss the way Arabic humor has changed with the onset of the modern age and globalization and examine the role of humor as a vehicle of social and political criticism in Arabic societies.

BABADADA, Deutsch mit Artikeln - Arabic (in arabic script), das Bildwörterbuch - visual dictionary (in arabic script)

Author: Babadada GmbH

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 396036041X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 92

View: 2685

BABADADA dictionaries are visual language education: Simple learning takes center stage. In a BABADADA dictionary images and language merge into a unit that is easy to learn and remember. The goal is to learn the basics of a language much faster and with more fun than possible with a complicated text dictionary. This book is based on the very successful online picture dictionary BABADADA.COM, which offers easy language entry for countless language combinations - Used by thousands of people and approved by well-known institutions.

Arabic

Author: Daniel Nunn

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406232823

Category: Arab countries

Page: 32

View: 3753

This series examines where in the world each language is spoken, who speaks it, differences and similarities between the language and English, and interesting facts about the language, including how it is used in everyday contexts such as meeting people, homes, schools, family, and food.

Modern Arabic

Structures, Functions, and Varieties

Author: Clive Holes

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589010222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 1762

The revised and updated edition of Modern Arabic takes this authoritative, concise linguistic description of the structure and use of modern Arabic to an invaluable new level. Clive Holes traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic, the written language used in the 7th century for the Qur'an and poetry, through the increasingly symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (the language of writing and formal speech) and dialectal Arabic (the language of normal conversation). He shows how Arabic has been shaped over the centuries by migration, urbanization, and education--giving us "a balanced, dispassionate, and accurate picture of the structures, functions, and varieties of the contemporary Arabic language." Holes explains the structural characteristics--phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexical and stylistic developments--that the majority of the dialects share, as distinguished from Modern Standard Arabic. He also shows how native speakers use both types of Arabic for different purposes, with MSA being the language of power and control as used on television and in political speeches, and the dialects serving as the language of intimacy and domesticity. He further shows how MSA and spoken dialects are not as compartmentalized as one might be led to believe. Modern Arabic illustrates the use of the Arabic language in real life, whether in conversation, news bulletins and newspaper articles, serious literature, or song. This new edition takes into account research published in several areas of Arabic linguistics since the first edition was published in 1995. It includes more extensive comment on the North African Arabic vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic, more information about "mixed" varieties of written Arabic that are not in MSA (especially in Egypt), updated references, explanations, and many new examples. All Arabic is transcribed, except for an appendix presenting the Arabic alphabet and script. Students of the Arabic language will find Modern Arabic without peer--as will those general linguists who are interested in discovering how Arabic compares structurally and sociolinguistically with European languages.

The Arabic Language

Its Role in History

Author: Anwar G. Chejne

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816657254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 5301

The Arabic Language was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Arabic, with its rich literary heritage, is one of the major languages of the world. It is spoken by about one hundred million people inhabiting a wide and important area of the Middle East. Yet the language and its significant role in history are little known in the English-speaking countries except among specialists. This book will, it is hoped, help to introduce the language and demonstrate its importance to a wider audience. Professor Philip K. Hitti of Princeton University writes in the foreword: "Until recently Arabic studies in this country had been limited to the graduate level and confined to a few universities. Since World War II they have inched their way to the undergraduate curriculum of a small number of universities. But they are still top-heavy and anemic. They will so remain unless they send their roots deeper down into high schools and enlist the interest of a widening circle of nonspecialists. "Hence the value of this work by Professor Chejne. It is a commendable attempt to introduce the Arabic language, with its features and problems, to students and nonspecialists, to tell the story of its dramatic evolution from a tribal dialect to one of the few carriers of world culture, to indicate its unique relation to the religion of Islam and its role in the development of modern Arab nationalism. The book, written in a language intelligible to the layman, sums up what is already known and presents the contribution of the author."

Arabic Grammar

A First Workbook

Author: G. M. Wickens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521293013

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 171

View: 3743

This textbook is designed to guide the first-year student through the difficult early stages of learning Arabic.

Studies in the Linguistic Structure of Classical Arabic

Author: Naftālî Qînberg,Leah Kinberg,C. H. M. Versteegh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004117655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 673

The articles in this volume combine modern linguistic insights with the theories of Arab grammarians. The result is a series of studies on such aspects of the structure of Arabic as conditional sentences, adverbial clauses, and the particles "laqin" and "qad".

Let's Talk Arabic

Author: Adam Yacoub

Publisher: Adam Yacoub

ISBN: 1467968749

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 294

View: 9517

Just, 20% of the words in a language make up to 80% of the conversations we face in our daily life. You may not be speaking like a native immediately, but you'll have a solid base and the ability to keep improving and developing yourself. This method is suitable for everyone from frequent travelers to first timers, as well as language students and enthusiasts.'Let's Talk Arabic' is the faster and easier way to learn this language as it is:• Step-by-step lessons to teach you conversational Arabic from the beginning• Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage• Simple explanations and plenty of examples and exercises• Supported by Pictures, two colors texts• A grammar reference sections• an effective guide teaches you everything you need to know about Arabic culture.There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice talking exercises. No previous knowledge of Arabic is assumed.- The book teaches the basics of Modern Standard Arabic using a simple and effective building-block method which is proven, simple, solid and reliable, as it has been successful for few years!- The book includes everything you need for the Beginner's level- vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice, and English - Arabic - English dictionary.This book will teach you the basics of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is the modernization of the Classical Arabic structures, as well as additions from the main dialects spoken all over the Arab world.- The book is supported by audio lessons, facebook page, and website.

Dictionary of Arabic and Allied Loanwords

Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician and Kindred Dialects

Author: Federico Corriente

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004168583

Category: Social Science

Page: 601

View: 4844

One of the main cultural consequences of the contacts between Islam and the West has been the borrowing of hundreds of words, mostly of Arabic but also of other important languages of the Islamic world, such as Persian, Turkish, Berber, etc. by Western languages. Such loanwords are particularly abundant and relevant in the case of the Iberian Peninsula because of the presence of Islamic states in it for many centuries; their study is very revealing when it comes to assess the impact of those states in the emergence and shaping of Western civilization. Some famous Arabic scholars, above all R. Dozy, have tackled this task in the past, followed by other attempts at increasing and improving his pioneering work; however, the progresses achieved during the last quarter of the 20th c., in such fields as Andalusi and Andalusi Romance dialectology and lexicology made it necessary to update all the available information on this topic and to offer it in English.

Word Order, Agreement, and Pronominalization in Standard and Palestinian Arabic

Author: Mohammad A. Mohammad

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027236876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

View: 9325

The two related issues of word order, and subject-verb agreement have occupied center stage in the study of Arabic syntax since the time of Sibawayhi in the eighth century. This book is a contribution to both of these areas. It is grounded within the generative grammar framework in one of its most recent versions, namely Minimalism, as expounded in Chomsky (1995). In this volume, a detailed description is given of word order options in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Palestinian Arabic (PA). It is shown that, perhaps surprisingly, the two varieties allow almost the same range of word orders. The important question of whether Arabic has a VP is addressed: the author argues extensively that Arabic has a VP category. The evidence derives from examining superiority effects, ECP effects, binding, variable interpretations, etc. Also discussed is the content of [Spec, TP] in VSO sentences. It is argued that the position is occupied by an expletive pronoun. The author defends the Expletive Hypothesis which states that in VSO sentences the expletive may take part in checking some features of the verb. A typology of the expletive pronoun in Modern Standard Arabic, Palestinian Arabic, Lebanese Arabic, and Moroccan Arabic is provided. A particularly interesting problem involving pronominal co-reference is the following: if the subject is the antecedent of a pronominal clitic, word order is free; if a pronominal is cliticized onto the subject, then the antecedent must precede. An account that derives these restrictions without recourse to linear order is proposed.

Arabic For Dummies

Author: Amine Bouchentouf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052781

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 7488

Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic for Dummies provides you with a painless and fun way to start communicating in Arabic. Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over 200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate, there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year old language, including: Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of its dialects Basic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone traveling to, doing business in, or serving in the Middle East It is the language in which the Koran is written There is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition in Arabic Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic, laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to this difficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. You’ll get the scoop on: The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

English traced to Arabic

Author: Mohammad Ahmad Mazhar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 351

View: 2502

Modern Arabic Poetry

1800 - 1970 ; the Development of Its Forms and Themes Under the the Influence of Western Literature

Author: Shmuel Moreh

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004047952

Category: Arabic poetry

Page: 355

View: 9577

"The purpose of this book is to trace the development of the differing forms employed in various liteary movements in modern Arabic poetry. This development seems to me the most important elemment in the understanding of the contemporary revolution in Arabic poetry. Moreover, this revolution is considered to be the first in the history of Arabic poetry in which the influence of foreign literature has been such that it las almost completely cut off modervn Arabic poetry from its classical heritage." from Introduction.

Arabic, Emergency Phrasebook

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809764

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 9478

They call for individuals to take immediate and decisive actions. But what do you do when an emergency occurs in a foreign country where the language is unfamiliar? Emergency Arabic is designed to give you the key words and essential phrases you need in the most urgent situations -- wherever you are traveling in the Arab world. Emergency Arabic is small enough to fit in your pocket and arranged for quick and easy reference. Book jacket.

Arabic for Beginners

Author: Syed Ali

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781808415

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 231

View: 4146

Now completely revised and updated, this popular guide to the Arabic language has been a valuable resource for students for many years. In Arabic and Roman script, the book includes a guide to writing in Arabic, model sentences and vocabulary, explanations of irregular forms, and illustrations from the prose and poetry of eminent Arabic writers. Forty-four lessons offer grammar instruction, from the rudimentary to the more complex.

Arabic Lexicography

Its History, and Its Place in the General History of Lexicography

Author: John A. Haywood

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arabic language

Page: 141

View: 827

Modern Arabic Literature

Author: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī,Muhammad Mustafa Badawi,M. M. Badawi,María Rosa Menocal,Raymond P. Scheindlin,Michael Sells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521331975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 571

View: 3349

This volume provides an authoritative survey of creative writing in Arabic from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.