LINGUIST List 16.407

Thu Feb 10 2005

Books: Lang Description/Applied Ling, Arabic: Schulz

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        1.    Joyce Reid, A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic: Schulz

Message 1: A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic: Schulz

Date: 07-Feb-2005
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic: Schulz

Title: A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL:

Author: Eckehard Schulz
Hardback: ISBN: 0521833779 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521833779 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 45.00

This accessible grammar provides a concise and user-friendly guide to the
structure of Modern Standard Arabic. Using familiar terminology and keeping
theory to a minimum, it is suitable for beginning students as well as those
at a more advanced level. Detailed descriptions of all types of sentence
are given, and numerous tables provide a clear presentation of verbs and
nouns. The most familiar grammatical terms are given in Arabic as well as
in English in order to help the student identify them, and the index is
also presented in both languages for fast and straightforward cross
referencing. Each pattern or rule described is illustrated with authentic
examples from a range of real-life contexts such as newspapers, magazines,
business communication and the Internet, as well as from Arabic literary
texts. Clearly organised and practical, this book will be an invaluable
reference resource for all learners and teachers of Modern Standard Arabic.

1. Sound verbs

2. Derived forms of the verbs

3. Hamzated verbs

4. Doubled verbs

5. Weak verbs

6. Assimilated verbs

7. Hollow verbs

8. Defective verbs

9. Nouns

10. Syntax

11. Types of sentences

12. Cardinal numbers

13. Ordinal numbers.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Description

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

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:

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Blackwell Publishing
Elsevier Ltd.
Hodder Arnold
John Benjamins

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Kingston Press Ltd


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