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Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, this comprehensive handbook provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Arabic wherein its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily accessed. Accompanied by extensive examples, it will prove an invaluable practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and a useful resource for scholars and professionals.Read more
- Clearly structured and systematically organised to cover the essential aspects of Arabic phonology, morphology and syntax
- Numbered grammar notes for ease of reference, along with helpful glossaries of both Arabic and English linguistic terms
- Each aspect of the language discussed is illustrated with carefully-chosen examples
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- Date Published: September 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521771511
- length: 734 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 185 x 54 mm
- weight: 1.566kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Arabic
2. Modern Standard Arabic phonology and script
3. Arabic word structure: an overview
4. Basic Arabic sentence structures
5. Arabic noun types
6. Participles: active and passive
7. Noun inflections: gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case
8. Construct phrases and nouns in apposition
9. Noun specifiers and quantifiers
10. Adjectives: form and function
11. Adverbs and adverbial expressions
12. Personal pronouns
13. Demonstrative pronouns and their functions
14. Relative pronouns and relative clauses
15. Arabic numerals and numeral phrases
16. Prepositions and prepositional phrases
17. Questions and question words
18. Connectives and conjunctions
19. Subordinating conjunctions: the particle 'inna and her sisters
20. The classes of Arabic verbs
21. Verb inflection: a summary
22. Form I the base form of the triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns and participles
23. Form II triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
24. Form III triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
25. Form IV triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
26. Form V triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
27. Form VI triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
28. Form VII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
29. Form VIII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
30. Form IX triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
31. Form X triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
32. Forms XI-XV triliteral verb
33. Quadriliteral verbs: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles
34. Moods of the verb I: indicative and subjunctive
35. Moods of the verb II: jussive and imperative
36. Verbs of being, becoming, remaining, seeming
37. Negation and exception
38. Passive and passive-type expressions
39. Conditional and opative expressions.
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