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Title: Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files
Written By: Frank A. Rice
Majed F. Sa'id
URL: http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine
Arabic, North Levantine
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589010523
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 440
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95