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  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIV-XXVby Samira Farwaneh; Hamid Ouali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    Recent studies of sluicing as an elliptical construction are divided with respect to how the bare wh-word in the sluicing clause (i.e. wh-sluice) manifests its expected grammatical properties on the one hand, and receives its semantic interpretation on the other hand. In this paper, I investigate Emirati Arabic (ea) sluicing and conclude that ea sluicing... more...

  • The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952?1967)by Nathaniel Greenberg

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers? Coup that brought an end to British colonialism in Egypt, this book analyzes Mahfouz?s turn to screenplay writing, and examines the significance of that transition.... more...

  • The Literary Heritage of the Arabsby Suheil Bushrui; James Malarkey

    Saqi 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives – from the tragic to the comic, the wistful to the mystical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab... more...

  • Translation and the Manipulation of Differenceby Tarek Shamma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Translation and the Manipulation of Difference explores the question of difference in translation and offers an extended critique of the advocacy of foreignizing translation as a practice that does not minimize the alterity of the foreign text, and could therefore serve as an antidote to ethnocentrism and cultural insularity. Shamma examines the... more...

  • Texte im arabischen Beduinendialekt der Region Douz (Südtunesien)by Veronika Ritt-Benmimoun

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 111.02

    Veronika Ritt-Benmimoun stellt in ihrer Studie ethnographische Texte und Erzählungen im arabischen Beduinendialekt der südtunesischen Nefzaoua-Region vor. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt dabei auf Texten aus der Oase Douz, die von dem sesshaft gewordenen Stamm der Marazig bewohnt wird. Nach einer ausführlichen Einleitung zur südtunesischen Nefzaoua-Region... more...

  • Der arabische Dialekt von Mharde (Zentralsyrien)by Jean Yoseph

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 77.04

    M?arde ist eine kleine christlich-arabische Stadt rund 23 km nordwestlich von H?ama in Zentralsyrien. Der in dieser Stadt gesprochene gleichnamige arabische Dialekt zählt zu den zentralsyrischen Dialekten und lässt sich sprachgeographisch zwischen den alawitischen und den sunnitischen Dialekten der Region einordnen.Jean Yoseph legt erstmals eine grammatikalische... more...

  • The Structure of Mehriby Janet C. E. Watson

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 133.80

    Mehri is the most widely spoken of the six Modern South Arabian languages, with populations in eastern Yemen, western Oman, the southern fringes of Saudi Arabia, and parts of the Gulf. The Structure of Mehri is a comprehensive linguistic description of two major Mehri dialect groups: Mahriyot, the eastern Yemeni dialect of Mehri spoken in ?awf, and... more...

  • The Arabic Languageby Kees Versteegh

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 140.00

    An introductory guide for students of Arabic language, Arabic historical linguistics and Arabic sociolinguistics. more...

  • The Lightning-Scene in Ancient Arabic Poetryby Ali A Hussein

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 99.18

    In Old Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods to the end of the orthodox Caliphate, one theme is the lightning-scene. In this the protagonist asserts that he could not sleep because he saw lightning flashing far away in the sky. The book explores the various functions of this scene, and its relationship with other parts of the... more...

  • Taha Husain's Educationby Abdelrashid Mahmoudi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Taha Husein is rightly regarded as the father of modern Arabic literature and his work is widely used as introductory texts for students of the language. In this highly original book, Dr Mahmoudi describes Husein's cultural and intellectual journey through his education in Egypt and France. Husein's humanism and modernism can be traced from his time... more...