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LINGUIST List 16.3596

Sun Dec 18 2005

Books: Applied Linguistics, Arabic: Ryding, Mehall

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Gina Lindquist, Formal Spoken Arabic Basic Course w/MP3 files, 2nd Edition: Ryding, Mehall


Message 1: Formal Spoken Arabic Basic Course w/MP3 files, 2nd Edition: Ryding, Mehall
Date: 16-Dec-2005
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: Formal Spoken Arabic Basic Course w/MP3 files, 2nd Edition: Ryding, Mehall


Title: Formal Spoken Arabic Basic Course w/MP3 files, 2nd Edition
Series Title: Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics Series
Published: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
                http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589011066

Author: Karin C. Ryding, Georgetown University
Author: David Mehall, University of Maryland
Paperback: ISBN: 1589010604 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 39.95 Comment: w/MP3 Files
Abstract:

This new edition, updated and with additional exercises, equips those who
work, travel, and study in Arab countries with an educated form of spoken
Arabic that functions flexibly in the face of various regional colloquial
variants in the Arab world.

Because the Arabic language has a number of very different spoken
vernaculars, being able to speak and be understood in all Arab countries
has become a challenge for English speakers. Ryding and Mehall have
designed a course that teaches a standardized variant of spoken Arabic that
is close to, but more natural than, the literary Modern Standard Arabic.

With a non-grammar-based approach, this book fosters communicative
competence in Arabic on all levels and develops speaking proficiency
without abandoning Arabic script. It has proven to be clear, effective, and
relevant to the needs of Americans living and working in the Arab East.
Task-based lessons feature basic dialogues between Americans and Arabs,
explanations of new structures, vocabulary expansion, and exercises; and
provide gradual access to the sounds and script of Arabic by emphasizing
listening and reading comprehension first, then slowly adding oral
exercises and activities until the student has achieved basic proficiency.

Not intended for self-instruction for beginners, Formal Spoken Arabic Basic
Course with MP3 Files assumes some previous knowledge of Modern Standard
Arabic, Arabic script and phonology, and previous or simultaneous
instruction in orthography. This new edition includes a CD of MP3 audio
exercises that are keyed to the text and drill students on listening and
speaking.


Lessons cover topics including:

Heads of State

Cities and Countries

Official Titles

Geography

Systems of Government

Lost Luggage

Getting Acquainted

Establishing Common Ground

Seeking and Giving Information

Personal Needs and Family

Handling Problems

Eating Out

Bargaining and Buying

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17670


-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
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/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
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 http://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 http://www.springeronline.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
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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