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    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 44.95

    Mainstream translation studies hitherto have tended to neglect Arabic. This volume evaluates the ways in which translating from Arabic has helped to form and deform cultural identities, approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives: politics, economics, ethics and poetics. more...

  • Studies in the linguistic structure of classical Arabicby L. Kinberg; K. Versteegh; N. Kinberg

    BRILL 2001; US$ 149.00

    The articles in this volume combine modern linguistic insights with the theories of Arab grammarians. The result is a series of studies on such aspects of the structure of Arabic as conditional sentences, adverbial clauses, and the particles "laqin" and "qad". more...

  • Approaches to Arabic dialectsby Martine Haak; Rudolf de Jong; Kees Versteegh

    BRILL 2003; US$ 197.00

    The topics include quadriliteral verbs in the Arabic dialects of eastern Arabia, technicalities and terminology of raiding and warfare as revealed by Bedouin oral narratives, variation and change in Arabic urban vernaculars, ideophones in Nigerian Arabic, unmarked feminine nouns in modern Arabic dialects, the possibility of gender linked sound chan more...

  • Arabic For Dummiesby Amine Bouchentouf

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly... more...

  • Language and Change in the Arab Middle Eastby Ami Ayalon

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 94.99

    In this study of the rise of modern Arabic, the author analyses language to document the sudden and profound transformation undergone by Middle Eastern societies under the impact of 19th century European expansion and influence. more...

  • Arabische Dialektgeographieby Peter Behnstedt; Manfred Woidich

    BRILL 2005; US$ 133.00

    This volume is the first comprehensive and systematic description of the dialect geography of the Arabic language which discusses on the basis of 112 maps topics such as types and interpretation of maps, areal norms and their significance for Arabic and the delimitation of dialect borders. more...

  • Arabic Languageby Anwar G. Chejne

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 67.50

    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 more...

  • Arabic: An Essential Grammarby Faruk Abu-Chacra

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    Arabic: An Essential Grammar  is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections,... more...

  • Introducing Maltese Linguisticsby Bernard Comrie; Ray Fabri; Elizabeth Hume; Manwel Mifsud; Thomas Stolz; Martine Vanhove

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This collection of articles highlights a selection of on-going research projects. Phonological, morphological, and syntactic issues are addressed by international experts on Maltese. The diachronic development of Maltese, its age-long contact with Italo-Romance, and the present diglossic situation with co-official English are the topics of a variety... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Dilworth B. Parkinson; Samira Farwaneh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes nine papers selected from the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Four of the papers deal with the area of corpus linguistics (new for this series), including papers from both a computational and a variationist point of view. The other papers deal with Syntax, and with various aspects of Arabic Sociolinguistics.... more...