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Dictionaries and Reference Material
The Arabic Alphabet by
Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces a hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet. This book proceeds step by step through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words. Nothing essential is left out, but no unnecessary complications are added. Readers will find that progress is rapid and will be surprised at the relative ease with which they master the first steps in learning this increasingly important world language. The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and Write It belongs on the desk of every student of the language, in the luggage of every visitor to the Middle East, in the briefcase of all business people with Arab clients, and in the back pocket of all employees of British or American companies working for a time in an Arab country.
The Koran: with a parallel Arabic text by
The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, and together they form one of the world's most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. But, above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today- prayer, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage to Mecca and absolute faith in God and His apostle.
The Teaching and Learning of Arabic in Early Modern Europe by
This volume brings together the leading experts in the history of European Oriental Studies. Their essays present a comprehensive history of the teaching and learning of Arabic in early modern Europe, covering a wide geographical area from southern to northern Europe and discussing the many ways and purposes for which the Arabic language was taught and studied by scholars, theologians, merchants, diplomats and prisoners. The contributions shed light on different methods and contents of language teaching in a variety of academic, scholarly and missionary contexts in the Protestant and the Roman Catholic world. But they also look beyond the institutional history of Arabic studies and consider the importance of alternative ways in which the study of Arabic was persued. Contributors are Asaph Ben Tov, Maurits H. van den Boogert, Sonja Brentjes, Mordechai Feingold, Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, John-Paul A. Ghobrial, Aurelien Girard, Alastair Hamilton, Jan Loop, Nuria Martinez de Castilla Munoz, Simon Mills, Fernando Rodriguez Mediano, Bernd Roling, Arnoud Vrolijk. This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access.
Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) by
Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is an easy to use course for beginners. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Arabic (Levantine). No previous knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Arabic your best choice in personal language learning? interactive - lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice clear - concise grammar notes practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide complete - including answer key and special reference section By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations.
Tense and text in classical Arabic : a discourse-oriented study of the classical Arabic tense system
This study undertakes to examine the problem of the tenses in Classical Arabic. While aware of the long tradition which shaped the discussion of this subject, and building, in fact, on some important insights offered by medieval and modern grammarians, this study attempts to redefine the discussion and propose a new analysis of the tenses, based on a functional text-oriented investigation of a large corpus of Classical Arabic prose.
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