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 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.

Marhaba

Author: George Nicolas El-hage, Ph.d.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1508595313
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This book is a basic, direct and self-guided handbook to learn Levantine dialect. It is a simple, easy to use textbook for both the motivated student and teacher alike. It is useful for beginners with no knowledge of Arabic and for those who have had about a semester or two of either dialect or MSA. It is particularly helpful for people who are going to travel to the Levant for the first time or those who have lived there for a while and need to master and reinforce what they have learned. The book is designed for foreign students who have little or no knowledge of Arabic, formal or informal. It can be used by students themselves on their own, or with the help of an instructor or a tutor. Basically every word is introduced in three forms: Arabic form, transliteration form and English meaning. A beginner non-native who only desires to speak and communicate orally can rely on transliteration and English, while a more experienced student, a heritage student or a non-native with a year of exposure to Arabic who can read and has learned some basic survival vocabulary, may also benefit from the Arabic script and the grammatical notes available in the book. Even if you are well versed in MSA, you still need to have this book. You may already be able to read the newspaper headlines or listen to the news and read a street sign, but it will sound very awkward to use MSA when you meet and greet someone, need a taxi, ask for directions, bargain and negotiate, open a bank account, order a meal or a sandwich, chat with someone in the street or in a cafe, enter a supermarket or a store, ask for the time, or make an appointment and get to know someone on a personal or even professional level, etc. The book is divided into 72 sections, and 24 lessons, mainly by topic. Each section contains pertinent vocabulary needed and used when dealing with the situation at hand. So if you are looking for a word about clothing, or medicine, for example, you simply look in that particular section. There are also sufficient exercises in translation with answers provided for you to doublecheck and verify your knowledge. Do the exercise first before you look up the answer. Continuously test yourself, memorize new words, read and speak out loud even when you are alone and pick the brain of a native friend or acquaintance. Lebanese, and Arabs in general, are impressed when you attempt to speak Arabic with them. They will go out of their way to help you and make your acquaintance. However, they will also try first to practice their English or French with you. Most of them are bilingual or even trilingual. Do not fall for this. Insist on using your Arabic first. The best way to learn a foreign language is through total immersion. Go ahead, immerse yourself. You will be forced to float. Drowning is not an option. You are too smart to drown. Study this book, and find a group of natives to chat with. Better yet, visit Lebanon and have some maza, tabbouli and araq. Then, we'll talk. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Keep on trying. Practice makes perfect.

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 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.

Arabiyyat al Naas Part One

Author: Munther Younes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135010850
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) offers a groundbreaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) – the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking – with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Introducing the two simultaneously ‘Arabiyyat al Naas (Part One) uses each in its proper context: Levantine for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and "living" Arabic today. Features include: 21 theme-based units covering all the core topics expected in a first-year Arabic course, such as countries, clothes, colors, family and professions a broad range of stimulating activities and exercises fostering active engagement with the course and the development of comprehension and communication skills comprehensively covers the 5 Cs: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities a free DVD filmed on location in Jordan, presenting over 40 videos and incorporating a wide variety of entertaining and realistic scenarios a free companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/younes) offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources, including a teacher’s guide, an introduction to the letters and sounds of Arabic (with audiovisual aid and writing demonstrations), audio recordings of songs and listening passages, video clips, sample tests, an answer key and language games clear explanations of grammatical structures and concepts as they occur in the reading and listening materials to encourage progressive learning and active interaction with the text a user-friendly and vibrant full colour text design, richly illustrated throughout with over 200 illustrations and photographs songs with simple lyrics tied to the themes of the course to help advance vocabulary acquisition and understanding of basic grammatical structures. Written by a dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) will be an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course and website also renders it highly suitable for independent study. This volume is the first in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.

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

Feminism and Avant Garde Aesthetics in the Levantine Novel

Author: K. Hanna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137545916
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Writing in response to war and national crisis, al-Samm?n, Khal?feh, Barak?t, and others introduced into the Arabic literary canon aesthetic forms capable of carrying Levantine women's experiences. By assessing their feminism in such a way, this book aims to revive a critical emphasis on aesthetics in Arab women's writing.