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  • A Critical Edition of the Grammatical Treatise "Tadkirat jaw?mi' al-'adaw?t" by Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Mahm?dby Arik Sadan

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 52.85

    Medieval Arab scholars held grammar in a very high esteem due to two main reasons. First, intellectual curiosity led them to investigate the language and its structures. Secondly, the desire to better understand the holy text of the Qur?an made Arabic grammar indispensable. The intellectual curiosity as well as the interconnection between grammar and... more...

  • Sound and Sense in Classical Arabic Poetryby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 85.88

    An early 10th-century Arabic critic defined poetry formally as ?metrical, rhymed, meaningful speech?. There are numerous studies of classical Arabic poetry, both pre-modern and modern, that deal with the themes and motifs of poems. Many of these pay scant attention to the formal aspects that distinguish Arabic poetry from prose: metre, rhyme, and other... more...

  • Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Termsby Beatrice Gruendler

    BRILL 2008; US$ 223.00

    Approaches to elements of Arabic-Islamic civilization, including linguistics, literature, literary theory, religion, ritual, economics and zoology, as well as related topics in the Old Iranian, Persian, Greek and Byzantine traditions, through the discussion of select terms, concepts and phenomena. more...

  • Intermediate Arabic For Dummiesby Keith Massey

    Wiley 2008; US$ 17.59

    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!... more...

  • Arabic Phrases For Dummiesby Amine Bouchentouf

    Wiley 2009; US$ 7.99

    A concise, portable guide for communicating in Arabic Today, Arabic is spoken in more than 20 countries, and more than one billion people study Arabic for religious reasons. This practical guide offers help on basic Arabic words and phrases and eases communication with Arabic speakers. Written as a companion to Arabic For Dummies, this book provides... more...

  • Information Structure in Spoken Arabicby Jonathan Owens; Alaa Elgibali

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores speakers? intentions, and the structural and pragmatic resources they employ, in spoken Arabic ? which is different in many essential respects from literary Arabic. Based on new empirical findings from across the Arabic world this book elucidates the many ways in which context and the goals and intentions of the speaker inform and... more...

  • Sound Mutationsby Degif Petros Banksira

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    This monograph, which evolved from the first linguistic dissertation to be written on Chaha (an Ethiopian Semitic language), is also the first book to deal exclusively with the phonology and morphology of the language. It is an exhaustive description and analysis, by a native speaker, of the sound patterns of this often misdescribed language and deserves... more...

  • Word Order, Agreement and Pronominalization in Standard and Palestinian Arabicby Mohammad A. Mohammad

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00

    The two related issues of word order, and subject-verb agreement have occupied center stage in the study of Arabic syntax since the time of Sibawayhi in the eighth century. This book is a contribution to both of these areas. It is grounded within the generative grammar framework in one of its most recent versions, namely Minimalism, as expounded in... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Clive Holes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 188.00

    The papers in the first section of this volume, 'Variation in Arabic', deal with a wide range of topics: the function of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) vs. dialect variation in political speeches, patterns of variation in concord in Cairene dialect, the extent to which Cairenes 'know' MSA, and the scope of emphaticization in different dialects. In the... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; John McCarthy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume approach the study of Arabic, its structure and use, from different linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. The book is divided into three sections: Section I Morphological and Phonological Perspectives; Section II Semantic Perspectives; Section III Sociolinguistic Perspectives. more...