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Modern Written Arabic

A Comprehensive Grammar

Modern Written Arabic by El Said Badawi
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Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Arabic grammar.

The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in contemporary written Arabic. Data is taken from actual written Arabic, both literary and non-literary, observed or published since 1990. Sources range from street signs to high literature.

This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for anyone at the intermediate to advanced level, from students through to teachers and linguists. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Arabic grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations.

Features include:

  • detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
  • extensive exemplification
  • particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

  • Arabic-English parallels highlighted throughout the book
  • an extensive index and numbered paragraphs for ease-of-reference

Elsaid Badawi was Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the American University in Cairo. Michael G. Carter is Honorary Professor at Sydney University. Adrian Gully is an Independent Professional Interpreter and Translator. Maher Awad is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Rice University.


Taylor and Francis; August 2015
909 pages; ISBN 9781317929840
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Title: Modern Written Arabic
Author: El Said Badawi; Michael Carter; Adrian Gully
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