Let's Talk Arabic

Author: Adam

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456601237

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 1594

(Let's Talk Arabic) is the faster and easier way to learn this language as it is: - A comprehensive book that will have you speaking Arabic with confidence in no time as it includes: - 15 step-by-step lessons - Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage - Simple explanations and plenty of examples - Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources - A comprehensive grammar reference section - A simple and effective guide teaches you everything you need to know to read and write Arabic. There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice reading 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 - Vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice, and English - Arabic - English dictionary.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arabic language

Page: N.A

View: 6770

A major new multi-volume reference work, the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. A unique collaboration of over hundreds of scholars from around the world, the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic and deals with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic).

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: 4908

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."

Modern Arabic

Structures, Functions, and Varieties

Author: Clive Holes

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589010222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 7730

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.


Author: Daniel Nunn

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406232823

Category: Arab countries

Page: 32

View: 5846

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.

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: 8415

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.

Humor in der arabischen Kultur / Humor in Arabic Culture

Author: Georges Tamer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211068

Category: Humor

Page: 407

View: 8771

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.

Arabic Language

Author: Kees Versteegh

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748645292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 1135

Covering all aspects of the history of Arabic, the Arabic linguistic tradition, Arabic dialects, sociolinguistics and Arabic as a world language, this introductory guide is perfect for students of Arabic, Arabic historical linguistics and Arabic sociolinguistics. Concentrating on the difference between the two types of Arabic the classical standard language and the dialects Kees Versteegh charts the history and development of the Arabic language from its earliest beginnings to modern times. Students will gain a solid grounding in the structure of the language, its historical context and its use in various literary and non-literary genres, as well as an understanding of the role of Arabic as a cultural, religious and political world language. New for this edition: additional chapters on the structure of Arabic, Bilingualism and Arabic pidgins and creoles; a full explanation of the use of conventional Arabic transcription and IPA characters; an updated bibliography and all chapters have been revised and updated in light of recent research.


A Linguistic Introduction

Author: Karin C. Ryding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107023319

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 197

View: 2812

This lively introduction to Arabic linguistics provides students with a concise, vivid and engaging overview of the language's structure.

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: 3369

This visual dictionary German with articles - Arabic (in arabic script) (original title: Deutsch mit Artikeln - Arabic (in arabic script)) includes more than 1,200 terms and more than 1,000 illustrations. It is based on the content of BABADADA.com. BABADADA.com works with the idea of a classic picture book and is thus usable in a very simple manner and without background knowledge of the user. The platform is based on a range of subjects, which are illustrated in the form of images. Besides the images displayed, the translation of each word in the familiar language of the user and the language aimed to learn is shown respectively. Starting from a familiar language, users can thereby learn the core vocabulary of each of the other languages in a short time. The operation of the platform does not primarily serve commercial interests. There is an ideal purpose in the foreground instead: To improve the communication skills of people from different regions of the world and to preserve rare dialects and languages through the learning of foreign languages. However, BABADADA.com is completely free. The scope will be expanded continuously and swiftly.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature

Author: Julie Scott Meisami,Paul Starkey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415185714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 857

View: 7991

This reference work covers the classical, transitional and modern periods. Editors and contributors cover an international scope of Arabic literature in many countries.

The Syntax of Spoken Arabic

A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects

Author: Kristen Brustad

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878407897

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

View: 7130

The first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, chosen for their distinction. Based upon natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria and Kuwait, this study takes an analytical approach, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology and pragmatics.

Let's Talk Arabic

Author: Adam Yacoub

Publisher: Adam Yacoub

ISBN: 1467968749

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 294

View: 5216

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.

Arabic Administration in Norman Sicily

The Royal Diwan

Author: Jeremy Johns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139440196

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7609

In the late eleventh century, Sicily - originally part of the Islamic world - was captured by Norman, French and Italian adventurers, led by Roger de Hauteville. For the next 150 years, Roger and his descendants ruled the island and its predominantly Arabic-speaking Muslim population. Jeremy Johns' 2002 book represents a comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily. While it has generally been assumed that the Normans simply inherited their Arabic administration from the Muslim governors of the island, the author uses the unique Sicilian Arabic documents to demonstrate that the Norman kings restructured their administration on the model of the contemporary administration of Fatimid Egypt. Controversially, he also suggests that, in doing so, their intention was not administrative efficiency but the projection of their royal image. This is a compelling and accessible account of the Norman rulers and how they related to their counterparts in the Muslim Mediterranean.

The Arabic Language Today

Author: A.F.L. Beeston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315512793

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 9595

This book, first published in 1970, provides a description of the standard Arabic language used today as the universal means of written communication throughout the Arab world and in formal spoken communication (vernaculars differ both from each other and from the standard language). The principal emphasis is on syntax and morphology of which there exists no comprehensive account. Phonology and lexicon are treated briefly and there is a chapter on the script.

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions

Author: Waïl S. Hassan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199349797

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 9424

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and in Arab immigrant destinations on six continents. Editor Wail S. Hassan and his contributors describe a novelistic phenomenon which has pre-modern roots, stretching centuries back within the Arabic cultural tradition, and branching outward geographically and linguistically to every Arab country and to Arab writing in many languages around the world. The first of three innovative dimensions of this Handbook consists of examining the ways in which the Arabic novel emerged out of a syncretic merger between Arabic and European forms and techniques, rather than being a simple importation of the latter and rejection of the former, as early critics of the Arabic novel claimed. The second involves mapping the novel geographically as it took root in every Arab country, developing into often distinct though overlapping and interconnected local traditions. Finally, the Handbook concerns the multilingual character of the novel in the Arab world and by Arab immigrants and their descendants around the world, both in Arabic and in at least a dozen other languages. The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions reflects the current status of research in the broad field of Arab novelistic traditions and signal toward new directions of inquiry.

Arabic as Minority Language (owens) Csl 83

Author: Jonathan Owens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110165784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

View: 2216

The present book will be the first to center on the status of Arabic as a minority language. In the first instance it will focus attention on the existence of many varieties of Arabic outside of the Arabic world. It will further contribute to the growing literature on minority languages, placing a special emphasis on the relationship between minority status and language form.

Arabic poetry

a primer for students

Author: Arthur John Arberry

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Arabic poetry

Page: 174

View: 4046