Ultimate Arabic

Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1400009774
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 544
View: 8556
Developed by the experts at Living Language, this course has everything you need to learn Arabic from scratch or to revive the Arabic that you learned years ago. Ultimate Arabic combines conversation and culture in an easy-to-follow, enjoyable, and effective format. It’s the perfect way to learn Arabic for school, travel, work, or personal enrichment. Ultimate Arabic contains lessons in the Modern Standard Arabic as well as four regional colloquial dialects. Arabic script is taught and used in all MSA lessons. In this book you’ll find: • 40 lessons with lively dialogues including the most common and useful idiomatic expressions. • English translations and explanations of Arabic grammar and usage, pronunciation, vocabulary, and cultural notes. • Quizzes and review sections to check your progress. • A complete summary of Arabic grammar, and verb charts covering all major tenses. • An extensive two-way glossary.

Loanwords in the World's Languages

A Comparative Handbook
Author: Martin Haspelmath,Uri Tadmor
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110218437
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1081
View: 1222
This landmark publication in comparative linguistics is the first comprehensive work to address the general issue of what kinds of words tend to be borrowed from other languages. The authors have assembled a unique database of over 70,000 words from 40 languages from around the world, 18,000 of which are loanwords. This database (http: //loanwords.info) allows the authors to make empirically founded generalizations about general tendencies of word exchange among languages.

Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Author: Kassem M. Wahba,Liz England,Zeinab A. Taha
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317384202
Category: Education
Page: 434
View: 1678
Drawing on the collective expertise of language scholars and educators in a variety of subdisciplines, the Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, Volume II, provides a comprehensive treatment of teaching and research in Arabic as a second and foreign language worldwide. Keeping a balance among theory, research and practice, the content is organized around 12 themes: Trends and Recent Issues in Teaching and Learning Arabic Social, Political and Educational Contexts of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning Identifying Core Issues in Practice Language Variation, Communicative Competence and Using Frames in Arabic Language Teaching and Learning Arabic Programs: Goals, Design and Curriculum Teaching and Learning Approaches: Content-Based Instruction and Curriculum Arabic Teaching and Learning: Classroom Language Materials and Language Corpora Assessment, Testing and Evaluation Methodology of Teaching Arabic: Skills and Components Teacher Education and Professional Development Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning Future Directions The field faces new challenges since the publication of Volume I, including increasing and diverse demands, motives and needs for learning Arabic across various contexts of use; a need for accountability and academic research given the growing recognition of the complexity and diverse contexts of teaching Arabic; and an increasing shortage of and need for quality of instruction. Volume II addresses these challenges. It is designed to generate a dialogue—continued from Volume I—among professionals in the field leading to improved practice, and to facilitate interactions, not only among individuals but also among educational institutions within a single country and across different countries.

The Arabic Contributions to the English Language

An Historical Dictionary
Author: Garland Hampton Cannon,Alan S. Kaye
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447034913
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 345
View: 8731
The largest and most up-to-date collection of English words and multiword units borrowed from the Arabic, directly or indirectly, totalling 2338 items. All major dictionaries in English were surveyed, including new-word collections, and college dictionaries.Each dictionary entry gives the fi rst recorded date of the loan in English, the semantic field, variant forms, etymology, the English definitions, derivative forms, and sometimes grammatical comment. The major sources of each entry are noted, along with the approximate degree of assimilation in English. A substantial part of the book is devoted to nontechnical analytical essays, which treat the forty-six semantic areas so as to embrace all disciplines and throw light on the individual subject. Other essays treat the phonological and linguistic aspects of the data, so as to show how languages in contact interact and ultimately influence each other's culture. This is a wide-ranging, innovational book that advances the study of comprehensive borrowing within languages over the centuries.

On Language

Selected Writings of Joseph H. Greenberg
Author: Joseph Harold Greenberg,Suzanne Kemmer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804716130
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 737
View: 8350
This is a collection of 37 of the most important, enduring, and influential essays by one of the great linguists of this century, gathered from a wide range of journals and books spanning four decades.

Siege Warfare and Military Organization in the Successor States (400-800 AD)

Byzantium, the West and Islam
Author: Leif Inge Ree Petersen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004254463
Category: History
Page: 852
View: 2323
Siege Warfare follows the adaptation of late Roman military organization among successor states to 800 AD from Francia to the Caliphate, as siege technology, military infrastructure and administrative techniques throughout the Mediterranean derived from 4th and 5th century imperial innovations.


The Source of All the Languages
Author: Mohammad Ahmad Mazhar
Publisher: N.A
Category: Arabic language
Page: 311
View: 4904

Listverse.com's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists

Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More
Author: Jamie Frater
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758859
Category: Reference
Page: 400
View: 8775
FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS, DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES, CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE *Gruesome Torture Devices *Mass Hysteria Outbreaks *Unbelievable Miniatures *Disturbingly Scary Clowns *Outer Space Mysteries *Astonishing Aphrodisiacs *Disgusting Ancient Jobs *Spooky Sports Curses *World-Famous Penises *Mail-Order-Bride Shockers *Brutal Pope Deaths *Outrageous Wedding Locales *Grossest Edible Animals *Appalling Religious Practices

Agents of Innocence: A Novel

Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066715
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 2714
A "superlative spy novel" (New York Times) by the author of the bestselling espionage thrillers Body of Lies and The Director. Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Posted in Beirut to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.

Translation and News Making in Contemporary Arabic Television

Author: N.A
Publisher: Writescope Publishers
ISBN: 0975741993
Category: Television
Page: 350
View: 6961

Arabic Grammar

A First Workbook
Author: G. M. Wickens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521293013
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 171
View: 609
This textbook is designed to guide the first-year student through the difficult early stages of learning Arabic.

Inscriptional Evidence of Pre-Islamic Classical Arabic

Selected Readings in the Nabataean, Musnad, and Akkadian Inscriptions
Author: Saad D. Abulhab
Publisher: Blautopf Publishing
ISBN: 0984984348
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 244
View: 6868
This book discusses a highly-debated research topic regarding the history of the Arabic language. It investigates exhaustively the ancient roots of Classical Arabic through detailed tracings and readings of selected ancient inscriptions from the Northern and Southern Arabian Peninsula. Specifically, this book provides detailed readings of important Nabataean, Musnad, and Akkadian inscriptions, including the Namarah inscription and the Epic of Gilgamesh. In his book, the author, a known Arabic type designer and independent scholar, provides clear indisputable transcriptional material evidence indicating Classical Arabic was utilized in major population centers of the greater Arabian Peninsula, many centuries before Islam. He presents for the first time a new clear reading of Classical Arabic poetry verses written in the Nabataean script and dated to the first century CE. Furthermore, he offers for the first time a clear detailed Classical Arabic reading of a sample text from two ancient editions of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, separated by more than1000 years. Throughout his readings, the author provides verifiable evidence from major historical Arabic etymological dictionaries, dated many centuries ago. The abundant of in-depth analysis, images, and detailed original tables in this book makes it a very suitable reference for both scholars and students in academic and research institutions, and for independent learners.

Journal of Arabic and Religious Studies

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
View: 6318

Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetry

Orient Pearls
Author: Julie Meisami
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135790108
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 528
View: 5061
This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this rich poetic traditions exhibits both continuity and development in the use of a wide variety of compositional strategies. Discussing such topics as principles of structural organisation, the use of rhetorical figures, metaphor and images, and providing detailed analyses of a large number of poetic texts, it shows how structural and semantic features interacted to bring coherence and meaning to the individual poem. It also examines works by the indigenous critics of poetry in both Arabic and Persian, and demonstrates the critics' awareness of, and interest in, the techniques which poets employed to construct poems which were both eloquent and meaningful. Comparisons are also made with classical and medieval poetics in the west. The book will be of interest not merely to specialists in the relevant fields, but also to all those interested in pre-modern poetry and poetics.

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655077
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
View: 7974
Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655727
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 6513
Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal

The Plow and the Sword

Author: Dr. David Rabeeya
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477179267
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 110
View: 9641
This anthology includes a novella about the metamorphosis of one man from a peaceful, loving person to a fanatic, radical, religious zealot. Other sections include the destructive use and abuse of God in human history, as well as the loss of the Jewish Iraqi civilization and its effects on their individual and communal life in Iraq and Israel. Finally, the Lexicon is about the Middle East undressing the mythological concepts and ideas about the region, offering new realistic definitions for terms associated with Zionism and Arab nationalism. Dr. Rabeeya continues to provoke the readers to think about his own interpretations of Jewish and Arab histories, as well as the loss of many individuals who are left only with their pen and mouth to record real events that have affected the soul and the memories of those who are stripped from their dignity and honor.

Jacopo da Firenze's Tractatus Algorismi and Early Italian Abbacus Culture

Author: Jens Høyrup
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764383916
Category: Mathematics
Page: 482
View: 926
This book deals with one of the earliest surviving "abbacus" treatises, one that is by far more orderly than any of the extant predecessors and is also the first to contain a presentation of algebra. The book contains an edition and an English translation of a manuscript from c. 1450. In addition, it features an extensive discussion of the contents of the treatise and its location within early abbacus culture.

Arab Nahdah: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement

The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement
Author: Abdulrazzak Patel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748677909
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 4694
Explores the influences that triggered the Arabic awakening, the 'nahdah', from the 1700s onwards. To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, taking into account important internal factors alongside external forces.Patel explores the key factors that contributed to the rise and development of the nahdah, he introduces the humanist movement of the period that was the driving force behind much of the linguistic, literary and educational activity. Drawing on intellectual history, literary history and postcolonial studies, he argues that the nahdah was the product of native development and foreign assistance and that nahdah reformist thought was hybrid in nature. Overall, this study highlights the complexity of the movement and offers a more pluralist history of the period.