Product Description This book investigates the class of the strong verb by presenting and analyzing its morphological forms. The verbal forms are the perfect, imperfect, imperative and energetic verbs and the nominal ones are the infinitive noun, active and passive participles and the nouns of time, place and instrument. It also provides a survey of the theoretical structures by covering different topics that have been taken up in the most representative works of the Classical period from the 8th century until our days, such as the root, the additional segments, the question of the origin of the forms' derivation and the undeclinability of the perfect and imperative and the declinability of the imperfect and noun. The linguistic elements and the coverage of the different works offer a rich and complex picture of the Arabic language and make it accessible to both students and researchers of Arabic. About the Author Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden, and has previously been a lecturer there during many years. Beside the present book, she is the author of "The Complexity of the Irregular Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic" (Pallas Athena Distribution, April 2009), "Arabic Morphology and Phonology: Based on the Marah Al-Arwah by Ahmad B. Ali B. Masud (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics), Brill Academic Publishers (July 2001) and "Ahmad B. 'Ali B. Mas'Ud on Arabic Morphology Marah Al-Arwah: Part 1: The Strong Verb (Studia Orientalia Ludensia, Vol 4), Brill Academic Pub (October 1990). She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift f r Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 2009.