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Standard Arabic
An Elementary-Intermediate Course


  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774659
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  • This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential grounding for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial varieties. This long-established and successful text has been completely revised with the needs of English-speaking learners especially in mind, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike. • Step-by-step guide to understanding written and spoken texts • Develops conversational ability as well as reading and writing skills • Arabic-English Glossary containing 2600 entries • Fresh texts and dialogues containing up-to-date data on the Middle East and North Africa • Includes Arab folklore, customs, proverbs, and short essays on contemporary topics • Grammatical terms also given in Arabic enabling students to attend language courses in Arab countries • Provides a wide variety of exercises and drills to reinforce grammar points, vocabulary learning and communicative strategies • Includes a key to the exercises • Accompanying cassettes are also available separately

    • A comprehesive course for beginners presenting the basic grammar, vocabulary and phraseology of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), with a focus on development of speaking skills
    • Grammatical terms are also given in Arabic, enabling student to attend language courses in Arab countries, and also offering essential foundations for progressing to learn Arabic dialects
    • Accompanying cassettes are also available separately
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    10th Mar 2019 by Mihrima

    May Allah reward these great scholars, amen. The book is wonderful! I use it with my students. It is really appropriate for non-natives. Very well organised. Well done!

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521774659
    • length: 654 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 174 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Lesson 1. The alphabet (pronunciation and writing)
    Lesson 2. Article
    The equational sentence
    Agreement in gender
    Lesson 3. Number
    The personal pronoun
    The noun and the adjective
    The adjective
    Lesson 4. Radical, root, pattern
    The broken plural
    Declension and nunation
    Lesson 5. The perfect tense
    The verbal sentence
    The objective clause
    The Nisba-ending
    Lesson 6. The genitive construction
    Affixed pronouns
    Definiteness (summary)
    The adverb
    Lesson 7. The imperfect tense
    Demonstrative pronouns
    Lesson 8. Subjunctive and jussive
    The imperative
    Lesson 9. The dual
    The numerals 1 and 2
    'How much/many'
    The names of the months
    Lesson 10. Cardinal numerals
    The year
    Lesson 11. The perfect tense of verbs
    Word order and the subject of the sentence
    Lesson 12. The imperfect tense of verbs
    Subjunctive and jussive of verbs
    The imperative of verbs
    The verbs
    Lesson 13. Temporal auxiliary verbs
    Lesson 14. Forms II, III and IV of the verb
    The attributive relative clause
    Lesson 15. Forms II, III and IV of verbs continued
    The nominal relative clause
    Lesson 16. Ordinal numbers
    The time
    Numeral adverbs
    Fractional numbers
    Numeral adverbs of reiteration
    Decimal numbers
    Lesson 17. Forms V and VI of the verb
    Word order
    Genitive constructions
    Lesson 18. Forms VII, VIII and X of the verb
    Lesson 19. The passive voice
    About the construction of doubly transitive verbs
    Some characteristic features of the derived forms
    Lesson 20. The collective
    Names of nationalities
    The feminine Nisba
    Lesson 21. The participle
    Patterns of the participle
    The usage of the participles
    Shortened relative clauses
    The participle as predicate
    The False Idafa
    Participles and adjectives as 1st or 2nd term of the Idafa
    Impersonal expressions
    Lesson 22. The infinitive
    The use
    The infinitive instead of a subordinate clause
    Functional verbs
    Functional verbs instead of passive constructions
    Adverb and adverbial constructions
    The usage
    The cognate accusative
    Lesson 23. Subordinate clauses: a survey
    Temporal clauses
    Lesson 24. Verbs R2=R3
    Verbs with Hamza
    The spelling of Hamza
    Clauses of reason
    Lesson 25. The pattern
    The elative as positive
    The elative as comparative
    The elative as superlative
    Common elatives
    Lesson 26. Conditional sentences
    The real conditional sentence
    The unreal conditional sentence
    The concessive clause
    Lesson 27. Exceptives
    Other exceptive particles
    Lesson 28. The Hal-accusative
    The Hal-clause
    Survey of use of the accusative
    Exclamations in the accusative.

  • Authors

    Eckehard Schulz, Universität Leipzig

    Günther Krahl, Universität Leipzig

    Wolfgang Reuschel, Universität Leipzig

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