An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic

This is the manual that students interested in Arabic as a living and expanding world language will prefer. It is the first to deal mainly with modern literary Arabic.

Author: David Cowan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052109240X

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The lessons are clear, in non-technical language, and have generous examples, with plenty of exercises for translation from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. This is the manual that students interested in Arabic as a living and expanding world language will prefer. It is the first to deal mainly with modern literary Arabic. In Mr Cowan's words: 'The purpose is to explain to the students, in as concise a manner as possible, the grammatical structure of the modern Arabic literary language as it is found today in newspapers, magazines, books, the radio, and public speaking. I have endeavoured to restrict the material to the minimum which may serve as a stepping-stone to a deeper study of Arabic. As the fundamental grammar of written Arabic has hardly changed as an introduction to the classical language also. Having once mastered its contents the student should have a sound grasp of Arabic grammar and can then direct his studies towards modern literature or classical according to his needs and inclinations.

An Introduction to Modern Arabic

Specially designed for those without prior experience in studying foreign languages , the focus is on modern literary Arabic , particularly the style employed by newspapers . The authors , experienced teachers of Arabic , begin each ...

Author: Farhat Jacob Ziadeh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486428702

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 297

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This guide's focus is modern literary Arabic, particularly the style employed by newspapers. Each chapter begins with a text embodying the points to be discussed, and the carefully chosen vocabulary terms are those that arise most often in spoken and written Arabic. A vocabulary list appears in the appendix.

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

'Tresilian's book is not only informative about its subject but also provides thought-provoking messages to the general reader.' -- Denys Johnson Davies Banipal

Author: David Tresilian

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863568022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture that emerges shows that the literature of the modern Arab world, Europe's closest neighbour, is not so far from us as we are sometimes encouraged to think. A timely contribution to the dialogue between East and West, bringing modern Arabic literature into the mainstream for English-speaking readers. 'Tresilian's book is not only informative about its subject but also provides thought-provoking messages to the general reader.' Denys Johnson Davies Banipal

Introduction to Modern Arabic

This book introduces the student to modern literary Arabic, particularly the style used in newspapers, without undue emphasis on the finder points of grammar found in advanced reference works.

Author: Richard Bayly Winder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691626642

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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This book introduces the student to modern literary Arabic, particularly the style used in newspapers, without undue emphasis on the finder points of grammar found in advanced reference works. Various phrases of Middle Eastern life are presented in simple narrative texts which exemplify points analyzed in each chapter. The appendices indclude paradigms, a list of verbs and their prepositions, and vocabularies. Here are all the necessary tools for a well-organized attack on a comparatively difficult language. Published for the Department of Oriental Languages, Princeton University. Originally published in 1957. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Transformational Grammar Of Modern Literary Arabic

INTRODUCTION The chief objective of the present work is to give a syntactic analysis of the Arabic language based on the ... The subject of investigation is in essence modern Literary Arabic as opposed to classical or colloquial Arabic.

Author: Kebbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136171017

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Transformational Grammar of Modern Literary Arabic

INTRODUCTION The chief objective of the present work is to give a syntactic analysis of the Arabic language based on the ... The subject of investigation is in essence modern Literary Arabic as opposed to classical or colloquial Arabic.

Author: Mohammed Ziad Kebbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710305725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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The most thorough syntactic analysis available of the language used by modern writers and journalists. Drawing on Chomsky's model of linguistic theory, Kebbe provides an in-depth generative account of three major types of Arabic sentences: the coordinate, the negative, and the interrogative.

The Arabic Verb

An introduction to modern literary Arabic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cusic, David Dowell. 1981. Verbal plurality and aspect. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University PhD dissertation. Cuvalay-Haak, Martine. 1997.

Author: Warwick Danks

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027215734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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The Arabic verbal system is, for most grammarians, the keystone of the language. Notable for the regularity of its patterns, it presents the linguist with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Saussurean notion of the indivisible sign: form and meaning. Whilst Arabic forms are well-documented, the elucidation of the corresponding meanings has proved more challenging. Beginning with an examination of the verbal morphology of Modern Standard Arabic, including an evaluation of the significance of the consonantal root, this volume then concentrates on establishing the function of the vowel-lengthening verbal patterns (III and VI). It explores issues of mutuality and reciprocity, valency and transitivity, ultimately focusing on atelic lexical aspect as the unified meaning of these patterns. This study is rich in data and relies extensively upon contemporary examples (with transliteration and translation) to illustrate its arguments, adopting an empirical structuralist approach which is aimed both at general linguists and at specialist Arabists.

The Arabic Language

Cachia, P. J. E. "The Use of the Colloquial in Modern Arabic Literature," Journal of the American Oriental Society, XXVII (1967), 12-22. Caetani, L. Studi di Storia Orientali. Milan, 1911. . Chronographia islamica. 5 vols. Paris, 1912.

Author: Anwar G. Chejne

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816657254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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The Arabic Language was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. 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 known in the English-speaking countries except among specialists. This book will, it is hoped, help to introduce the language and demonstrate its importance to a wider audience. Professor Philip K. Hitti of Princeton University writes in the foreword: "Until recently Arabic studies in this country had been limited to the graduate level and confined to a few universities. Since World War II they have inched their way to the undergraduate curriculum of a small number of universities. But they are still top-heavy and anemic. They will so remain unless they send their roots deeper down into high schools and enlist the interest of a widening circle of nonspecialists. "Hence the value of this work by Professor Chejne. It is a commendable attempt to introduce the Arabic language, with its features and problems, to students and nonspecialists, to tell the story of its dramatic evolution from a tribal dialect to one of the few carriers of world culture, to indicate its unique relation to the religion of Islam and its role in the development of modern Arab nationalism. The book, written in a language intelligible to the layman, sums up what is already known and presents the contribution of the author."

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cowan, George William. 1960. A reconstruction of proto-colloquial Arabic. Unpublished dissertation. Cornell University. Cowell, Mark W. 1964.

Author: Karin C. Ryding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443333

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 734

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A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood. Accompanied by extensive carefully-chosen examples, it will prove invaluable as a practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and will also be a useful resource for scholars and professionals wishing to develop an understanding of the key features of the language. Grammar notes are numbered for ease of reference, and a section is included on how to use an Arabic dictionary, as well as helpful glossaries of Arabic and English linguistic terms and a useful bibliography. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this book is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Arabic.