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    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 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...

  • Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia , Volume 5 Voices from the Desertby P. Marcel Kurpershoek

    BRILL 2005; US$ 178.00

    The Voice from the Desert is the fifth and concluding volume of the Corpus Poetry & Narratives from Central Arabia. It presents a consolidated Glossary and the Indices for the entire series. In a Preface the author looks back on his twenty years of research in Arabian oral culture. 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...

  • Investigating Arabicby Alaa Elgibali

    BRILL 2004; US$ 119.00

    This book represents a major contribution to the field of Arabic linguistics. It gives in depth treatments of the current issues in Arabic linguistics and makes excellent readings for graduate courses and for linguists at large. more...

  • Literature and Development in North Africaby Perri Giovannucci

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95

    The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression.... 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...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • Undergraduate's Companion to Arab Writers and Their Web Sites, Theby Dona Straley

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 35.00

    This companion provides information on the lives and works of about 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, covering the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. to the present day. While concentrating on literary authors, writers from the fields of history, geography, and philosophy are also represented. The individuals... 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...