Colloquial Arabic Levantine

Author: Leslie McLoughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134060726
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) offers you a step-by-step approach to the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Levantine Arabic is widely recognized as one of the major languages of Arabic radio and television. Specially written by an international authority on teaching Arabic as a foreign language, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is the ideal course for self-study or class use and requires no previous knowledge of the language.

The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Author: Youssef Haddad
Publisher:
ISBN: 147443407X
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Genre: Arabic language

Examines the social functions of attitude dative pronouns in four Arabic dialects Analysing data from a variety of sources, including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows and other audiovisual material, this book examines attitude datives - pragmatic markers that deal with interpersonal attitudes and relations - in Levantine Arabic. It examines four types of attitude dative in context to deepen our understanding of the interaction between social dimensions and pragmatic markers. Using data from Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Palestinian dialects it provides a valuable non-European perspective on language use. Documents the phenomenon of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic dialects Utilises data from a variety of sources including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows Examines four types of attitude datives: topic/affectee-oriented, speaker-oriented, hearer-oriented, and subject-oriented Analyses the evaluative and relational functions of attitude datives as interpersonal pragmatic markers in their social contexts

Levantine Arabic Verbs

Author: Matthew Aldrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998641138
Release Date: 2017-07
Genre:

Levantine Arabic Verbs will help learners of all levels master verb conjugation and natural pronunciation. Bonus: Free audio tracks available to download and stream from www.lingualism.com. Accompanying Anki digital SRS flashcards available separately from publisher's website. Features include: - 100+ conjugation tables of some of the most common verbs (and 'pseudo-verb' prepositional phrases) used in daily language. - Phonemic transcription alongside the Arabic script in the conjugation tables to aid in accurate pronunciation and help learners get used to Arabic script as written for the dialect. - Usage notes. - Example sentences under each conjugation table with the verbs in various persons and tenses, demonstrating different meanings and idiomatic uses. - All conjugated verb forms in all tables and example sentences appear on the downloadable audio tracks, spoken by a native speaker from Lebanon. - Grammar reference for Levantine verbs (forms and uses of tenses and moods, negative verbs, compound tenses, etc.) - Indexes with 750 more verbs which can be conjugated using the conjugation tables as models.

Shou Fi Ma Fi

Author: Rajaa Chouairi
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
ISBN: 0300153910
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Shou fi ma fi? will enable American students to communicate orally in Levantine Arabic, the variety of Arabic spoken in Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land, and western Jordan. The text assumes familiarity with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and it is highly recommended that students have a reasonable foundation in MSA. Shou fi ma fi? contains nineteen lessons on a variety of topics and situations that the American student is likely to encounter, and all were carefully selected to reflect the language and culture of Syria and Lebanon in particular.

Levantine Arabic Pronunciation

Author: Foreign Service Institute Staff
Publisher: Audio-Forum
ISBN: 0884320383
Release Date: 1972-02-01
Genre:

This course is intended only as an introduction to pronunciation for the urban dialects of Lebanon, Syria & Jordan

Levantine Arabic

Author: Matthew Aldrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998641170
Release Date: 2018-01-04
Genre:

Shwayy 'An Haali ("A Little About Myself") will be of tremendous help to independent language learners who want to develop their conversational skills and increase their Arabic vocabulary. Bonus: Free audio tracks available to download and stream from www.lingualism.com. Shwayy 'An Haali presents the results of a survey given to 10 Levantine Arabic speakers, five from Lebanon and five from Syria. Each of the 30 sections in the book begins with a question from the survey followed by the 10 responses and a breakdown of the vocabulary. Each section concludes with a page where you are encouraged to give your own answer to the question using newly learned words and phrases. The book has been designed in such a way that it can be an effective learning tool for learners at all levels, with glossaries of even the most basic words for beginners, and unvoweled texts and Modern Standard Arabic translations for more advanced learners. Available separately: Anki audio flashcards of the questions and responses for in-depth study.

Levantine Arabic Levantine Egyptian Arabic Comparative Study

Author: Margaret K. Omar
Publisher: Samurai Media Limited
ISBN: 9888405063
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Education

Levantine Arabic - Levantine & Egyptian Arabic Comparative Study is part of the Levantine Arabic. FSI Courses are language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute and were primarily intended for US government employees.This courses are very intense to let a learner achieve proficiency as fast and as efficient as possible. Keep in mind that most of the courses were developed during the cold war area between 1960 and 1990 and the type set in this book is therefore not as accurate as you might expect.

Levantine Arabic Introduction to Pronunciation

Author: James A. Snow
Publisher: Samurai Media Limited
ISBN: 9888405055
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Education

Levantine Arabic - Introduction to Pronunciation is part of the Levantine Arabic. FSI Courses are language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute and were primarily intended for US government employees.This courses are very intense to let a learner achieve proficiency as fast and as efficient as possible. Keep in mind that most of the courses were developed during the cold war area between 1960 and 1990 and the type set in this book is therefore not as accurate as you might expect.

Colloquial Arabic Levantine

Author: Mohammad Al-Masri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317306887
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) provides a step-by-step course in Levantine Arabic as it is used today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Levantine Arabic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key and bilingual glossaries. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Levantine Arabic. Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Mido

Author: Matthew Aldrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998641146
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre:

Ideal for young-at-heart adult intermediate and advanced learners of Levantine Arabic, this book contains 10 chapters of similar length (around 1,000 words each), along with illustrations, English translations, and footnotes. Mido and his family invite you to join them on their everyday adventures in Beirut as you listen and read along, learning about life for modern Lebanese while improving your Levantine Arabic. The accompanying audio can be downloaded for free from www.lingualism.com

Word final Imaala in Contemporary Levantine Arabic

Author: Emilie Pénélope Durand
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:740857412
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

The phenomenon of word-final imaala, or taa-marbuuTa raising, in the Levantine dialects of Arabic was well documented about 50 years ago by renowned Arabists who described the phenomenon as a purely phonological one. Today, after some major historical and sociological changes have taken place in Arab societies, this feature deserves to be revisited since this might shed some light on the processes of language change in those societies. The scope of this paper is to look into the issue of word-final imaala in contemporary Levantine Arabic (specifically after raa) through a wide lens, and to establish 1) whether there are patterns governing the production of taa marbuuTa after raa, and 2) whether the existing phonological rules account for all instances of word-final imaala as they appear in the speech of Levantine speakers nowadays. In order to do that, instances of all word tokens ending in -ra were extracted from 252 phone conversations recorded in 2004 and found in the LDC Levantine database. Those tokens were analyzed and the word-forms they represent were divided based on whether they exhibit any instances on word-final imaala. It soon became clear that the existing sound rules cannot account for all current instances of taa-marbouTa raising. Two main factors were identified as having a possible effect on the production of taa marbuuTa after raa: word frequency and phonological word classes. Because of a lack of speaker-related information in the database coupled with some imaala-related discrepancies found in the transcriptions of the conversations, it was impossible to determine the exact social meaning(s) of word-final imaala in Levantine communities. However, this study shows that enough changes have taken place since the 1960's in terms of taa-marbuuTa raising, to consider it a case of language change in progress. This study also establishes some hypotheses which can be used as the base for a future sociolinguistic study whose scope will be to assign social meaning to word-final imaala in Levantine dialects.

Spoken Lebanese

Author: Maksoud Nayef Feghali
Publisher: Parkway Pub
ISBN: 1887905146
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Feghali (foreign languages and literature, Appalachian State U.) has designed a handy language guide based on a phonetic system he developed. It teaches the Arabic Lebanese dialect through realistic scenarios and dialogues that cover topics such as food, clothing, transportation, and leisure activities. In addition to teaching the language, it prov