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Title: A Dictionary of Syrian Arabic
Subtitle: English-Arabic
Edited By: Karl Stowasser
Moukhtar Ani
Series Title: Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics

A Dictionary of Syrian Arabic provides Syrian terms for the language spoken in everyday life by Muslims primarily in Damascus, but understandable throughout Syria as well as in the broader linguistic areas of present-day
Lebanon, Jordan, and among the Palestinians and the Arabic-speaking population of Israel. Entries include examples, idioms, and common phrases to illustrate usage. The Arabic terms are presented in transcription. It is useful for students of Arabic, scholars wishing to train in the Syrian dialect, and visitors and travelers to Syria and other nations where the dialect is spoken. A thorough introduction outlines the sociolinguistic situation in Syria and covers phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar, and vocabulary. Alongside the other Arabic language-learning and reference works published by Georgetown University Press, this dictionary is yet another invaluable volume on spoken Arabic, belonging at the side of travelers and scholars, and on the shelves of research and reference libraries.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, North Levantine
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589011058
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 32.50