Arabic for Nerds

Author: Gerald Drissner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1517538386
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Arabic language

Reading about Arabic grammar is usually as thrilling as reading telephone directories. The author uses a new approach He compiled 270 interesting questions drawing from his years of studies in the Arab world to create a colourful journey into Arabic grammar. However, if you want to reach an advanced level, it is not about learning vocabulary lists - it is about understanding the fascinating core of Arabic. This is what Arabic for Nerds is all about. It is specifically intended for intermediate learners. FULLY REVISED FIRST EDITION - WITH INDEX

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

Author: Karin C. Ryding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443333
Release Date: 2005-08-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood. Accompanied by extensive carefully-chosen examples, it will prove invaluable as a practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and will also be a useful resource for scholars and professionals wishing to develop an understanding of the key features of the language. Grammar notes are numbered for ease of reference, and a section is included on how to use an Arabic dictionary, as well as helpful glossaries of Arabic and English linguistic terms and a useful bibliography. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this book is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Arabic.

Modern Standard Arabic Grammar

Author: Mohammad T. Alhawary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444329490
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Modern Standard Arabic Grammar is comprehensive guide that introduces readers to the basic structure and grammar of the Arabic language. Its features include: Comprehensive coverage of Arabic grammar and structure in current standard use (MSA), from entry level to advanced proficiency Balanced treatment of the phonological, syntactic, and morphological rules of the Arabic language An intuitive presentation of grammar rules and structures, in order of frequency and functional use Straightforward explanations with minimum linguistic jargon and terminology, explaining the key issues Packed throughout with symbols, tables, diagrams, and illustrative examples, this book is essential reading for anyone in the early years of studying the language.

Author: Azza Hassanein
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774160126
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In a compact, easy-to-use format, this new book offers a convenient guide to grammar for any student of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the version of Arabic most commonly used in journalism, formal writing, and litera-ture. Drawing on over a decade of experience as a full-time teacher of Arabic, Azza Hassanein explains the rules in straight-forward English, illustrating usage with examples throughout. The book covers all the rules of grammar and morphology that students require for elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of Arabic. As a compact guide, it is an ideal auxiliary, no matter what textbook the student is using. While students of the language will find Modern Standard Arabic Grammar extremely helpful, it is also a valuable tool for linguists who want to acquire a clear idea about the skeletal structure of the language, as well as translators who are working with written Arabic. Covering all the important grammatical rules of MSA, from nisba adjectives and nominal and verbal sentences to more complex constructions such as condi-tional sentences and the subjunctive, this unique handbook fills a real need for the growing number of people worldwide learning Arabic.

Modern Written Arabic

Author: El Said Badawi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317929840
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Arabic grammar. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in contemporary written Arabic. Data is taken from actual written Arabic, both literary and non-literary, observed or published since 1990. Sources range from street signs to high literature. This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for anyone at the intermediate to advanced level, from students through to teachers and linguists. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Arabic grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Features include: detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech extensive exemplification particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty Arabic-English parallels highlighted throughout the book an extensive index and numbered paragraphs for ease-of-reference Elsaid Badawi was Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the American University in Cairo. Michael G. Carter is Honorary Professor at Sydney University. Adrian Gully is an Independent Professional Interpreter and Translator. Maher Awad is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Rice University. ?

Author: Iman A. Soliman
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774165986
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Arabic language; Arabic literature; history and criticism.

Basic Arabic Workbook

Author: John Mace
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781811260
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This workbook is intended to give the user a practical understanding of the Arabic language. As such, it meets the needs of both students and professionals who need to communicate in Arabic for their work. The grammar is presented in a progressive, easy-to-follow manner. Each chapter centers on an important theme. Additionally, certain chapters provide basic vocabulary for a given subject - industry, town and country, politics, economy, information and the like.

Using Arabic Synonyms

Author: Dilworth Parkinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521001765
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An essential guide to Arabic synonyms, designed to help students broaden and improve their vocabulary.

Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar

Author: Mohammed Sawaie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134710805
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar provides an authoritative guide to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) grammar. It has been organised to promote a thorough understanding of MSA grammar and presents its complexities in a cohesive and user-friendly format, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Explanations are clear, full and accessible and extensive cross-referencing, two generous indices and six appendices provide users with easy access to the information they require. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. Features include: Expert treatment of a full range of grammar topics and structures, including the case system, Idhaafa, the equational sentence, quantifiers and the vocative, generously spread across thirty eight chapters Special attention to parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and propositions, given at the beginning of the book to acquaint students with the basic units of Arabic and provide a solid foundation for further learning A wide range of contemporary examples drawn from real life to provide solid context to grammar points, further supported by word glosses and idiomatic translations of sentences Grammatical terms given in both Arabic and English A wide variety of supplementary learning resources such as practice sheets, exercises and verb tables available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415710046/ Substantial bibliography incorporating primary Arabic grammar sources in addition to secondary sources in Arabic and in English Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar has been field tested over a number of years and has been written by a highly experienced teacher of Arabic. It will be an essential resource for students and teachers of Arabic at all university levels and is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in Arabic language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Author: Hezi Brosh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462911714
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature

Author: S. A. Bonebakker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1937040038
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment. The result is a truly valuable reader, one used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring judicious and instructive selections from such works as Ibn al-Qifti's Inbah al-ruwat, al-Tanukhi's al-Faraj ba'd al-shidda, and al-Dhahabi's Siyar a'lam al-nubala', among others.

Arabic Vs Arabic

Author: Matthew Aldrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998641189
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre:

Compare the vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar of MSA and 14 dialects (Algerian, Bahraini, Egyptian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Palestinian, Qatari, Saudi (Hejazi), Sudanese, Syrian, Tunisian, and Yemeni). Free audio downloads available at www.lingualism.com/arabic If you're learning Arabic, you've probably started with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Or perhaps a dialect? You might be learning both MSA and a dialect (or two!) in tandem. And you're certainly aware that there are many more dialects out there. It may seem daunting. But just how similar and different are they from one another? If you're curious, this book is for you. Arabic vs. Arabic: A Dialect Sampler lets you explore the vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar of 15 varieties of Arabic (14 dialects and MSA) through tables with notes and free, downloadable accompanying audio. You can go through the tables in order or skip around the book to see what catches your attention. The book really is meant to be a sampler platter to give you a taste of each dialect and a better understanding of just how varied the various varieties of Arabic are. The layout encourages the self-discovery method of learning. While the notes under many tables identify points of interest, you are encouraged to find patterns, exceptions, innovative features of dialects, and universals by studying the tables and listening to the audio tracks.

Author: ron buckley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9953335648
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Arabic language


Classical Arabic Stories

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231149235
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Literary Criticism

Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. "Classical Arabic Stories" selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, "Hayy ibn Yaqzan"; "Kalila wa Dimna" by Ibn al-Muqaffa; "The Misers" by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's "The Protest of Animals Against Man"; "Al-Maqamat" ("The Assemblies") by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; "Epistle of Forgiveness" by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, "Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan." Organized thematically, the volume begins with pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. It follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural.

How to Write in Arabic

Author: El Mustapha Lahlali
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748635894
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book is designed to help learners of Arabic at all levels develop and refine their writing skills, focusing on the structure of Arabic sentences and paragraphs, and the cohesive links between them. It provides a variety of phrases and idiomatic expressions that can be used in writing and places great emphasis on writing in different genres, including literary and media texts. Learners are also introduced to the cultural aspects of writing, such as writing and responding to different types of letters.A chapter on creative writing in Arabic is featured to encourage learners to utilise their vocabulary and grammar skills, and a chapter on learners' writing errors will enable readers to reflect on the type of mistakes they may make in their writing, and how to overcome them.