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Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, this comprehensive handbook provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Arabic wherein its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily accessed. Accompanied by extensive examples, it will prove an invaluable practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and a useful resource for scholars and professionals.

Synopsis:

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of the language in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood.

Synopsis:

An accessibly-written, comprehensive handbook on the essential aspects of the structure of Arabic.

About the Author

Karin C. Ryding is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic, Department of Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics, Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Arabic; 2. Modern Standard Arabic phonology and script; 3. Arabic word structure: an overview; 4. Basic Arabic sentence structures; 5. Arabic noun types; 6. Participles: active and passive; 7. Noun inflections: gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case; 8. Construct phrases and nouns in apposition; 9. Noun specifiers and quantifiers; 10. Adjectives: form and function; 11. Adverbs and adverbial expressions; 12. Personal pronouns; 13. Demonstrative pronouns and their functions; 14. Relative pronouns and relative clauses; 15. Arabic numerals and numeral phrases; 16. Prepositions and prepositional phrases; 17. Questions and question words; 18. Connectives and conjunctions; 19. Subordinating conjunctions: the particle 'inna and her sisters; 20. The classes of Arabic verbs; 21. Verb inflection: a summary; 22. Form I the base form of the triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns and participles; 23. Form II triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 24. Form III triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 25. Form IV triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 26. Form V triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 27. Form VI triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 28. Form VII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 29. Form VIII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 30. Form IX triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 31. Form X triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 32. Forms XI-XV triliteral verb; 33. Quadriliteral verbs: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 34. Moods of the verb I: indicative and subjunctive; 35. Moods of the verb II: jussive and imperative; 36. Verbs of being, becoming, remaining, seeming; 37. Negation and exception; 38. Passive and passive-type expressions; 39. Conditional and opative expressions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521771511
Author:
Ryding, Karin C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Arabic
Subject:
Arabic language
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Arabic language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Arabic
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Reference Grammars
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
734
Dimensions:
9.84x7.10x1.92 in. 3.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of the language in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood.
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