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  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    This volume includes ten papers selected from the Seventh Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. For the first time in this series, three of the papers represent experimental studies dealing with Arabic syllable and morphological structure. Four are focused on aspects of agreement in Arabic. The remaining three deal with certain problems in Arabic... more...

  • Pidginization and Creolizationby Kees Versteegh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 158.00

    This book is concerned with the notions of “pidginization” and “creolization” and the role of these processes of language learning in the history of the Arabic language. It is argued that when a new type of Arabic emerged after the Islamic conquests in the 7th century AD, the language went through these processes, as can be... more...

  • Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phoneticsby Zeki Majeed Hassan; Barry Heselwood

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    This study presents data from auditory and acoustic analyses of /l/ in the production of a total of 23 English and Arabic monolingual and bilingual children and adults. /l/ production in each language is described, taking into account the varieties produced in the subjects’ environment and also developmental patterns of /l/ acquisition normally... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Ellen Broselow; Hamid Ouali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    This study explores the acquisition of Subject-Verb- Object (SVO) and Verb- Subject-Object (VSO) structures in Palestinian Colloquial Arabic (PCA) using a repetition task to examine the production of these structures in a group of fifteen typically developing children aged 1:7–3:0. The findings indicate that the VSO order is mastered early, and... more...

  • The Performing Arts in Medieval Islamby Li Guo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.? more...

  • Key Features and Parameters in Arabic Grammarby Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    In light of recent generative minimalism, and comparative parametric theory of language variation, the book investigates key features and parameters of Arabic grammar. Part I addresses morpho-syntactic and semantic interfaces in temporality, aspectuality, and actionality, including the Past/Perfect/Perfective ambiguity akin to the very synthetic temporal... more...

  • Poems from Guantanamoby Marc Falkoff; Flagg Miller; Ariel Dorfman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo. Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantanamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantanamo, in legal limbo. 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...

  • Atlantisby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    First described by the Greek philosopher Plato in the year 360 bce, Atlantis was a naval power located at the Pillars of Hercules (today's Strait of Gibraltar) that had successfully conquered large swaths of Western Europe. After its defeat, Atlantis then sunk into the sea, never to be seen or heard from again. For centuries, this tale of Atlantis... more...

  • A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetryby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 37.00

    A critical survey of the development and achievements of Arabic poetry over the last 150 years. more...