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Using Arabic : A Guide to Contemporary Usage - Mahdi Alosh

Using Arabic

A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Paperback Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9780521648325
Number Of Pages: 356

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Using Arabic is a guide to Arabic usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge.

Focusing mainly on Modern Standard Arabic, it is divided into three clear sections on varieties of Arabic, grammar, and vocabulary. Varieties of Arabic describes the linguistic situation in the Arab world, showing students variations in register through the use of authentic texts. The vocabulary section is designed not only to expand students' knowledge of Arabic words, but also to show them which words are most current, and which are appropriate to different registers.

The final chapter provides an overview of Arabic grammar, giving many modern-day examples, and highlighting common errors. Clear, readable and easy to consult, Using Arabic will prove an invaluable reference for students seeking to improve their fluency and confidence in Arabic.

Varieties of Arabic
What is ArabiciĀ½
Arabic diglossia
Diglossia versus bilingualism
Representative texts
Vocabulary study
Word information
Conceptual organization of words
Semantic processing of words
What is grammariĀ½
An outline of Arabic grammar
Grammatical categories
The nominal sentence
The verbal sentence
Relative pronouns
Transition words
Nominal forms with a verbal force
The diminutive
The vocative
Relative adjectives
Words of emphasis
The permutative
The construct
Comparative/superlative adjectives
Defective nouns
Common errors
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ISBN: 9780521648325
ISBN-10: 0521648327
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.927 x 16.916  x 2.184
Weight (kg): 0.658