LINGUIST List 16.973

Thu Mar 31 2005

Books: Applied Ling, Levantine Arabic: Rice, Sai'd/Cowell

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Directory

        1.    Gina Lindquist, Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files: Rice, Sa'id
        2.    Gina Lindquist, A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic with Audio CD: Cowell


Message 1: Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files: Rice, Sa'id

Date: 31-Mar-2005
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files: Rice, Sa'id


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Title: Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files
Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
http://www.press.georgetown.edu


Book URL: http://www.press.georgetown.edu


Author: Frank A. Rice
Author: Majed F. Sa'id

Paperback: ISBN: 1589010523 Pages: 440 Price: U.S. $ 44.95


Abstract:

The Middle East has become an increasingly important place in the minds and
concerns of the English-speaking world. This volume, originally published
under the title Jerusalem Arabic, is the gold standard for anyone beginning
to learn the Arabic spoken by the Palestinians, or those who live in Syria
or Lebanon.

Written in transcription using the Roman alphabet, the "Levantine" Arabic,
or Jerusalem dialect, is a central Middle Eastern dialect and recognized by
Arabs virtually anywhere--in large part due to the Palestinian diaspora--and
a good choice for anyone wishing to learn a base Arabic dialect. Enhanced
by a CD with MP3 files (replacing the former set of nine audiocassettes),
Eastern Arabic provides the best available structured, introduction to the
essential features and vocabulary of spoken Palestinian Arabic.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Description

Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (AJP)
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (APC)


Written In: English (ENG)

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Message 2: A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic with Audio CD: Cowell

Date: 31-Mar-2005
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic with Audio CD: Cowell




Title: A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic with Audio CD
Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
http://www.press.georgetown.edu


Book URL: http://www.press.georgetown.edu


Author: Mark W. Cowell

CD: ISBN: 1589010035 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 19.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1589010515 Pages: 616 Price: U.S. $ 44.95


Abstract:

This important reissue, enhanced with an audio CD to supplement the text,
is another addition to Georgetown's world-renowned Arabic language-learning
materials and is considered to be one of the most outstanding descriptions
of any Arabic dialect written for the English-speaking world. It is
comprehensive in its coverage--ranging from phonology (how sounds are
organized and used) to morphology (sound, syllable, and word structure),
with an analysis that is insightful and original. It contains hints on how
to master nuances in dialectical pronunciation, as well as the differences
of meaning in their various forms.

Based on the dialect of Damascus, the language covered here is part of what
has variously been called "Syrian Arabic," "Eastern Arabic," and "Levantine
Arabic," encompassing the dialects of Beirut, Amman, and Jerusalem--as well
as Damascus--with references made to regional variants. In a world drawn
ever closer to events in the Middle East, this comprehensive grammar
reference is yet another extraordinary addition to the growing library of
Arabic language-learning materials published by Georgetown University Press.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Description

Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (AJP)
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (APC)


Written In: English (ENG)

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=14013

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