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Title: Standard Arabic
Description:

This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students
of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential
grounding for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial
varieties. This long-established and successful text has been completely
revised with the needs of English-speaking learners especially in mind, and
will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike. * Step-by-step guide
to understanding written and spoken texts * Develops conversational ability
as well as reading and writing skills * Arabic-English Glossary containing
2600 entries * Fresh texts and dialogues containing up-to-date data on the
Middle East and North Africa * Includes Arab folklore, customs, proverbs,
and short essays on contemporary topics * Grammatical terms also given in
Arabic enabling students to attend language courses in Arab countries *
Provides a wide variety of exercises and drills to reinforce grammar
points, vocabulary learning and communicative strategies * Includes a key
to the exercises * Accompanying cassettes also available.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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