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

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.

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.

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 Grammar Unravelled

Author: Naglaa Ghali
Publisher: Fun with Arabic
ISBN: 0973051221
Release Date: 2008-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"An introductory course covering the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic grammar"--Introd.

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.

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. ?

History and Development of the Arabic Language

Author: Muhammad al-Sharkawi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317588641
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

History and Development of the Arabic Language is a general introduction for students to the history of the Arabic language. It is divided into two parts; the pre-Islamic language up to the emergence of the first well-known works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the pre-Islamic situation to the complex Arabic language forms after the emergence of Islam and the Arab conquests, both in Arabia and in the diaspora. The book focuses on the pre-Islamic linguistic situation, where the linguistic geography and relevant demographic aspects of pre-Islamic Arabia will be introduced. In addition, the book will also discuss the communicative contexts and varieties of Modern Arabic. The book includes readings, discussion questions and data sets to provide a complete textbook and resource for teachers and students of the history of Arabic.

Using Arabic Vocabulary

Author: Mahdi Alosh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521648327
Release Date: 2005-06-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Using Arabic is a guide to Arabic usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Focusing mainly on Modern Standard Arabic, it is divided into three clear sections on varieties of Arabic, grammar, and vocabulary. 'Varieties of Arabic' describes the linguistic situation in the Arab world, showing students variations in register through the use of authentic texts. The vocabulary section is designed not only to expand students' knowledge of Arabic words, but also to show them which words are most current, and which are appropriate to different registers. The final chapter provides an overview of Arabic grammar, giving many modern-day examples, and highlighting common errors. Clear, readable and easy to consult, Using Arabic will prove an invaluable reference for students seeking to improve their fluency and confidence in Arabic.

Intermediate Arabic For Dummies

Author: Keith Massey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470431504
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Looking to enhance your Arabic writing skills? Intermediate Arabic For Dummies gives you practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice writing the language like a native. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Arabic style and usage that will have you writing in no time! This friendly, hands-on workbook starts with a helpful grammar review from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions. It presents words and examples in both Arabic script and English transliteration. You’ll find tips for selecting the correct verbs and charts that provide conjugations of regular and irregular Arabic verbs, and end-of-chapter answer keys help you focus your studies. And, you can practice your Arabic writing right in the book. Discover how to: Improve your written Arabic skills Understand Arabic style and usage Use numbers times and dates Read and write the Arabic alphabet Use fundamental Arabic grammar Communicate more effectively in Arabic Grasp essential differences in Arabic and English usage Join clauses and form conditional sentences Use the verbal noun and participles Write emails, personal letters, and other correspondence Conduct business effectively in Arabic Avoid common mistakes in Arabic Complete with helpful English/Arabic and Arabic/English dictionaries and great hints for fine-tuning your Arabic, Intermediate Arabic For Dummies is the tool you need to start improving your Arabic writing now!

A Grammar of Classical Arabic

Author: Wolfdietrich Fischer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0300084374
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This concise and well-organised grammar of classical Arabic, here translated from its original German into English for the first time, provides students of Arabic with a highly useful reference tool. While brief enough to be used with efficiency, the book is also rich in content and thorough in its coverage. Beginning- or advanced-level students working on classical texts and styles will find this grammar quick to use, reliable, and up-to-date. More than just a translation into English, this edition of Wolfdietrich Fischer's Grammar of Classical Arabic includes many revisions and additions provided by Rodgers. In particular, the chapter on syntax offers numerous new text examples and other improvements. The bibliography has been updated to include significant recent contributions to the field of classical Arabic grammar and linguistics. Translated by Jonathan Rodgers with attention to both accuracy and readability, this book is an accessible reference tool that every student of classical Arabic will want to have on hand.

Easy Arabic Grammar

Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071462104
Release Date: 2005-07-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An exceptionally clear and accessible reference and workbook for anyone who wants to learn Arabic Easy Arabic Grammar is both a handy grammar reference and a primer/workbook for beginning to intermediate-level students of Arabic. Clear structural explanations and practice activities make it a perfect companion for formal language classes as well as any self-teaching course.

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.

Build Your Arabic Vocabulary with Audio CD Second Edition

Author: Haroon Shirwani
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 007174293X
Release Date: 2010-12-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Don’t sound dumb in Dubai--here's a fast-and-easy way to learning everyday Arabic Build Your Arabic Vocabulary helps you learn 1,000 key words, written in Arabic script and grouped thematically in 20 main categories ranging from home to leisure and the media. You get fascinating examples of Arabic as it is used everyday in the Middle East. You can also track your progress with engaging exercises and activities. This book includes: Hundreds of bilingual flashcards to help you remember your new vocabulary Modern examples of how the language is used. Fun and engaging exercises: matching Arabic words to pictures, crossword puzzles, word searches, guiding writing activities A 70-minute audio CD with Arabic pronunciations for the Core Vocabulary, Further Vocabulary, and Useful Phrases in each of the 16 chapters A special section on taking exams on the Arabic language Topics include: Greetings and Basics, House and Home, Family and Friends, Character and Feelings, Shopping, Clothing and Colors, Food and Drink, Body, Health, Hobbies, Media, Weather and Environment, Local Area, Travel and Tourism, Education, Work Examination Tips and Instructions in Arabic Answers to Exercises