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  • Approaches to Arabic Linguisticsby Everhard Ditters; Harald Motzki

    BRILL 2007; US$ 390.00

    Covers Arabic linguistics, dialects (diglossia, creolization, pidginization), the history of Arabic grammar. more...

  • Sentence Types and Word-Order Patterns in Written Arabicby Yishai Peled

    BRILL 2008; US$ 199.00

    Analyzing the medieval Arab grammarians' treatment of sentence types and word-order patterns in Arabic, this book sheds new light on the achievements of one of the major traditions in the history of linguistics, and assesses the contribution of modern scholarship to the discussion of the issues raised. more...

  • The Ecology of Arabicby Muhammad al-Sharkawi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of Arabicization in the Middle East and Egypt in the early period of the Arab conquests. Drawing on material from ancient Arabic grammarians as well as modern studies in second language acquisition, it analyzes the linguistic and non-linguistic ecological factors that contributed to the development of Arabic... more...

  • Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekteby Peter Behnstedt; Manfred Woidich

    BRILL 2010; US$ 297.00

    The Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte / Word Atlas of Arabic Dialects (WAD) intends to provide an unprecedented survey of the lexical richness and diversity of the Arabic dialects as spoken from Uzbekistan to Mauretania and Nigeria, from Malta to Sudan, and including the Ki-Nubi Creole as spoken in Uganda and Kenya. The multilingual word atlas will... more...

  • My Beautiful Bahrainby Robin Barratt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49

    Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...

  • Modern Arabic Literatureby Paul Starkey

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    Provides an introduction to modern Arabic literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Designed as an introductory textbook for English-speaking undergraduates, this title attempts to situate the development of modern Arabic literature in the context of the medieval Arabic literary tradition. more...

  • Security Arabicby Mark Evans

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    What is the Arabic term for ‘sleeper cell’? How would you say 'hijacker'? Can you recognise the phrase 'operational planning'? Or 'money-laundering investigations'?. This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in security Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. It is divided... more...

  • Arabic in the Frayby Yasir Suleiman

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    The pre-modern period saw a background of inter-ethnic strife among Arabs and non-Arabs, mainly Persians. Starting from the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, Yasir Suleiman shows how discussions about the inimitability and (un)translatability of the Qur’an in this period were, at some deep level, concerned with issues of ethnic election.... more...

  • Al-Jahizby James E. Montgomery

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    Edinburgh University Press will publish two self-contained guides to reading al-Jahiz that also shed light on his society and its writings. This first volume, 'In Praise of Books', is devoted to bibliomania and al-Jahiz’s bibliophilia. Volume 2, In Censure of Books, explores Al-Jahiz's bibliophobia. Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian,... more...

  • Arabic Todayby John Mace

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 160.00

    A student, business and professional course in spoken and written Arabic aimed at those with no prior knowledge of the language.Suitable for business professionals and students wanting to communicate directly with people and institutions in the Arab world, Arabic Today is a self-contained course in contemporary Arabic.Tuition tends to concentrate either... more...