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LINGUIST List 16.1773

Mon Jun 06 2005

Books: Applied Ling, Arabic: Alosh

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <marisalinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Joyce Reid, Using Arabic : Alosh

Message 1: Using Arabic : Alosh
Date: 14-Feb-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Using Arabic : Alosh

Title: Using Arabic
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521648325

Author: Mahdi Alosh
Paperback: ISBN: 0521648327 Pages: 354 Price: U.S. $ 25.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521648327 Pages: 354 Price: U.K. £ 15.99

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.

Part I. Varieties of Arabic:
1. What is Arabic?
2. Arabic diglossia
3. Diglossia versus bilingualism
4. Register
5. Representative texts
Part II. Vocabulary:
1. Vocabulary study
2. Word information
3. Conceptual organization of words
4. Semantic processing of words
Part III. Grammar:
1. What is grammar?
2. An outline of Arabic grammar
3. Grammatical categories
4. The nominal sentence
5. The verbal sentence
6. Prepositions
7. Negation
8. Demonstratives
9. Relative pronouns
10. Interrogatives
11. Conditionals
12. Transition words
13. Numbers
14. Partitives
15. Nominal forms with a verbal force
16. The diminutive
17. The vocative
18. Relative adjectives
19. Words of emphasis
20. The permutative
21. Conjunctions
22. Exception
23. The Construct
24. Comparative/superlative adjectives
25. Defective nouns
26. Common errors

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)

Written In: English (ENG )

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer-Verlag http://www.springeronline.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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