Ultimate Arabic

beginner-intermediate
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1400009774
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 544
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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: 3110218445
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1102
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This book is the first work to address the question of what kinds of words get borrowed in a systematic and comparative perspective. It studies lexical borrowing behavior on the basis of a world-wide sample of 40 languages, both major languages and minor languages, and both languages with heavy borrowing and languages with little lexical influence from other languages. The book is the result of a five-year project bringing together a unique group of specialists of many different languages and areas. The introductory chapters provide a general up-to-date introduction to language contact at the word level, as well as a presentation of the project's methodology. All the chapters are based on samples of 1000-2000 words, elicited by a uniform meaning list of 1460 meanings. The combined database, comprising over 70,000 words, is published online at the same time as the book is published. For each word, information about loanword status is given in the database, and the 40 case studies in the book describe the social and historical contact situations in detail. The final chapter draws general conclusions about what kinds of words tend to get borrowed, what kinds of word meanings are particularly resistant to borrowing, and what kinds of social contact situations lead to what kinds of borrowing situations.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Agents of Innocence: A Novel


Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066715
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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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.

Journal of Arabic and Religious Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
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Akten des XII. Internationalen Kongresses fur̈ Christliche Archaölogie, Bonn, 22.-28. September, 1991


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian antiquities
Page: N.A
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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
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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

Africana Research Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa, West
Page: N.A
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Political Islam, Citizenship, and Minorities

The Future of Arab Christians in the Islamic Middle East
Author: Andrea Zaki Stephanous
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076185214X
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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This book discusses the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East and the future of political Christianity. The emergence of political Islam and the recent changes in political Christianity in the region have both contributed to a new perception of the role of Arab Christians.

Translation and News Making in Contemporary Arabic Television


Author: N.A
Publisher: Writescope Publishers
ISBN: 0975741993
Category: Television
Page: 350
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The Arab Christian

a history in the Middle East
Author: Kenneth Cragg
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 336
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Centuries before the existence of the Islamic faith, there were Arabs who could be described as Christian. And there has been a Christian Arabism, an Arab Christianity, since Muhammad's day. Arab Christianity has survived Muslin dominance, and this enlightening book takes an in-depth look at its survival.

Arabic Grammar

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

Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetry

Orient Pearls
Author: Julie Meisami
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135790108
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 528
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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.

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
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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.

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book


Author: Mosby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323066046
Category: Medical
Page: 1488
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This convenient, concise version of the best-selling Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions provides condensed definitions to incorporate only the most essential information. Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary includes all of the information you need, including content on diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and so much more. Screened thumb tabs make it easy to locate definitions quickly, and a list of common medical abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this a perfect reference for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology makes this the most useful pocket dictionary for students and practitioners in nursing and health professions. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the sturdy, flexible cover increases the durability. The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use thumb tabs make it easy to find and understand information. UNIQUE! A section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses prepares you for real-world practice. British spellings for selected entries help you recognize alternate spellings. Etymologies aid your understanding of medical terminology and help you develop a professional vocabulary. Pronunciations provided for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice. Includes 38,700 definitions, with over 5,000 new and 25,000 revised definitions, to reflect the latest information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health professions. UNIQUE! Current definitions for all NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) ensure you have the most up-to-date information for clinical documentation, communication, and care evaluation.