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Title: A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic
Written By: Wallace M. Erwin
URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589010108
Series Title: Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics
Description:

A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic is the only volume of its kind, reflecting Iraqi Arabic as spoken by educated Muslims in Baghdad. With all the Arabic transcribed, it is written for beginners as well as Arabic speakers wanting to learn the dialect. It covers the phonology, morphology (word formation of nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and numerals, achieved by adding prefixes and suffixes to roots), and syntax, teaching the reader how to make the sounds, form words, and construct sentences.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589010108
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Pages: 416
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