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LINGUIST List 21.3000

Tue Jul 20 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Jackie Beilhart, Alif Baa: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi

Message 1: Alif Baa: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi
Date: 19-Jul-2010
From: Jackie Beilhart <jb594georgetown.edu>
Subject: Alif Baa: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi
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Title: Alif Baa
Subtitle: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds
Published: 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=9781589016323

Author: Kristen Brustad
Author: Mahmoud Al-Batal
Author: Abbas Al-Tonsi
Hardback: ISBN: 9781589016446 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 69.95 Comment: Student's Edition
Paperback: ISBN: 9781589017054 Pages: 304 Price: ---- Comment: Teacher's Edition
Paperback: ISBN: 9781589016323 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 59.95 Comment: Student's Edition

The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic
language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new
version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking
students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal
(spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new online component
provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of
Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including
interactive, self-correcting exercises to enhance learning. The online
component also gives instructors additional online grading options.

- Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and

- Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of
language they wish to activate in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal
Arabic (MSA)

- Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken
and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social
interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and
classroom groupwork

- Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and

- Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic
culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon

- Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in
the online companion

New 3rd Edition Textbook Includes
- 18 months of access to the companion website alkitaabtextbook.com that
features a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all the video
and audio materials and additional online course management and grading
options for teachers

- A convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive
exercises) for offline study that will play in any computer's DVD drive or
transfer to an MP3 player or transfer to an MP3 player

Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of
the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who
complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level
of proficiency.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7
CPU: 233MHz Pentium Based
RAM: 128MB
DISPLAY:1024x768, color display
BROWSER: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, or Firefox version 3.0
or higher
CONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or
more is recommended to use audio and video components.
EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video
PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

CPU: 233MHz Power Macintosh
RAM: 128MB
DISPLAY:1024x768, color display
BROWSER: Firefox version 3.0 or higher, or Sarari 3.0 or higher
CONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or
more is recommended to use audio and video components.
EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video
PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

View the companion website at www.alkitaabtextbook.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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

Written In: Arabic, Standard (arb )

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