A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

(Arab.-Engl.)

Author: Hans Wehr,J. Milton Cowan

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447020022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1301

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Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.

Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One)

An Introductory Course in Arabic

Author: Munther Younes,Makda Weatherspoon,Maha Saliba Foster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135010854

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 388

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‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) offers a groundbreaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) – the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking – with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Introducing the two simultaneously ‘Arabiyyat al Naas (Part One) uses each in its proper context: Levantine for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and "living" Arabic today. Features include: 21 theme-based units covering all the core topics expected in a first-year Arabic course, such as countries, clothes, colors, family and professions a broad range of stimulating activities and exercises fostering active engagement with the course and the development of comprehension and communication skills comprehensively covers the 5 Cs: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities a free DVD filmed on location in Jordan, presenting over 40 videos and incorporating a wide variety of entertaining and realistic scenarios a free companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/younes) offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources, including a teacher’s guide, an introduction to the letters and sounds of Arabic (with audiovisual aid and writing demonstrations), audio recordings of songs and listening passages, video clips, sample tests, an answer key and language games clear explanations of grammatical structures and concepts as they occur in the reading and listening materials to encourage progressive learning and active interaction with the text a user-friendly and vibrant full colour text design, richly illustrated throughout with over 200 illustrations and photographs songs with simple lyrics tied to the themes of the course to help advance vocabulary acquisition and understanding of basic grammatical structures. Written by a dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) will be an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course and website also renders it highly suitable for independent study. This volume is the first in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.

Arabic Natural Language Processing

Author: Nizar Y. Habash

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598297953

Category: Computers

Page: 167

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This book provides system developers and researchers in natural language processing and computational linguistics with the necessary background information for working with the Arabic language. The goal is to introduce Arabic linguistic phenomena and review the state-of-the-art in Arabic processing. The book discusses Arabic script, phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax and semantics, with a final chapter on machine translation issues. The chapter sizes correspond more or less to what is linguistically distinctive about Arabic, with morphology getting the lion's share, followed by Arabic script. No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed. This book is designed for computer scientists and linguists alike. The focus of the book is on Modern Standard Arabic; however, notes on practical issues related to Arabic dialects and languages written in the Arabic script are presented in different chapters. Table of Contents: What is "Arabic"? / Arabic Script / Arabic Phonology and Orthography / Arabic Morphology / Computational Morphology Tasks / Arabic Syntax / A Note on Arabic Semantics / A Note on Arabic and Machine Translation

Ahlan Wa Sahlan, Sound & Script Workbook

Sound and Script Workbook

Author: Mahdi Alosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300214468

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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This new sound and script workbook is intended to be used and completed by students before they begin using the second edition of the Ahlan wa Sahlan textbook. The workbook helps students learn the alphabet, numerals, and sounds of the Arabic language. The 6 units in the workbook correlate to the first 6 lessons of the first edition Ahlan wa Sahlan textbook, published in 2000. The workbook comes with access to online media: http://yupnet.org/languages/ahlan-wa-sahlan/ The new edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This new edition features a DVD video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program; and material designed according to proficiency principles. Features of the New Edition include: * Online video, filmed in Syria * Expanded communicative activities * Updated audio program * Material designed according to proficiency principles Components of the New Edition include: * A full-color Student Textbook with DVD and audio program included * Annotated Instructor's Edition * Sound and Script Workbook * Online, interactive exercises

Arabic as One Language

Integrating Dialect in the Arabic Language Curriculum

Author: Mahmoud Al-Batal

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 162616505X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

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For decades, students learning the Arabic language have begun with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and then transitioned to learning spoken Arabic. While the MSA-first approach neither reflects the sociolinguistic reality of the language nor gives students the communicative skills required to fully function in Arabic, the field continues to debate the widespread adoption of this approach. Little research or evidence has been presented about the effectiveness of integrating dialect in the curriculum. With the recent publication of textbooks that integrate dialect in the Arabic curriculum, however, a more systematic analysis of such integration is clearly becoming necessary. In this seminal volume, Mahmoud Al-Batal gathers key scholars who have implemented integration to present data and research on the method’s success. The studies address curricular models, students' outcomes, and attitudes of students and teachers using integration in their curricula. This volume is an essential resource for all teachers of Arabic language and those working in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL).

Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756659677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

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The newest edition to the Visual Bilingual Dictionary series, this title will help the international visitor-whether for business or recreational-adsorb essential vocabulary in Portuguese.

My Accidental Jihad

Author: Krista Bremer

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Describes the author's experiences as the journalist wife of a Libyan-born Muslim with whom she lives in the American South, a relationship that has endured prejudices and different views about family and parenting.

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

Author: H. Porter Abbott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107469716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Build Your Arabic Vocabulary with Audio CD, Second Edition

Author: Haroon Shirwani

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071742931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

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Don’t sound dumb in Dubai--here's a fast-and-easy way to learning everyday Arabic Build Your Arabic Vocabulary helps you learn 1,000 key words, written in Arabic script and grouped thematically in 20 main categories ranging from home to leisure and the media. You get fascinating examples of Arabic as it is used everyday in the Middle East. You can also track your progress with engaging exercises and activities. This book includes: Hundreds of bilingual flashcards to help you remember your new vocabulary Modern examples of how the language is used. Fun and engaging exercises: matching Arabic words to pictures, crossword puzzles, word searches, guiding writing activities A 70-minute audio CD with Arabic pronunciations for the Core Vocabulary, Further Vocabulary, and Useful Phrases in each of the 16 chapters A special section on taking exams on the Arabic language Topics include: Greetings and Basics, House and Home, Family and Friends, Character and Feelings, Shopping, Clothing and Colors, Food and Drink, Body, Health, Hobbies, Media, Weather and Environment, Local Area, Travel and Tourism, Education, Work Examination Tips and Instructions in Arabic Answers to Exercises

أهلا وسهلا

العربية الوظيفية الحديثة للمستوى المتوسط

Author: Mahdi Alosh,Allen Clark

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300178778

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

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Designed for students at the intermediate level who are continuing to develop overall proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, this book follows Mahdi Alosh's popular Ahlan wa Sahlan beginner's text. The narrative follows two young characters whose personal journals provide not only reading passages for students but glimpses into various Arab cultures as the characters travel to Cairo, Jordan, and Syria. This revision includes revised communicative activities and grammar, an updated and expanded audio program, a companion website, and full-color design.

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century

An Introduction

Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555706722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

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Selected by educators nationwide as the best preparation for students and practitioners alike. Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath expand on their tremendously successful approach to reference service with this new second edition of their revolutionary text. This practical guide teaches failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources regardless of format. There's a completely new chapter on using cutting-edge technology plus expanded coverage of marketing reference service, and providing chat and IM reference. Of particular value to practitioners is the discussion of staff competencies needed now and in the future. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century is comprehensive in its coverage, with sections on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, special topics in reference and information work (including separate chapters on reader's advisory and youth services written by acclaimed expert Mary Kay Chelton who has added coverage of non-fiction), and developing and managing reference collections and services. Fresh material covers pertinent new topics in reference services and technology, including competencies and training in Web site development and maintenance, database evaluation, RSS feeds, blogs, popular social networking sites such as Facebook, and the ability to provide reference service across multiple formats. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this landmark text expertly combines both practical elements and guiding principles, and is sure to be useful to LIS educators, students, and both novice and experienced reference professionals. Instructors: Adoption entitles you to a free instructional CD-ROM featuring discussion questions, assignments, and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Jenson Button: Life to the Limit

My Autobiography

Author: Jenson Button

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track to winning World Championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style. From growing up as part of a motor-racing-mad family under the guidance of his father, John, to arriving at Williams as a fresh-faced 20 year-old, to being written off by some as a playboy and his fight back to the very pinnacle of his sport. Jenson's World Championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the gilded and often hidden world of Formula 1. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in Formula 1- Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso as well some of the most colourful characters like Bernie Ecclestone, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn. Above all, he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, travelling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

From MTV to Mecca

How Islam Inspired My Life

Author: Kristiane Backer

Publisher: Arcadia Books

ISBN: 9781908129819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

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The remarkable story of Kristiane Backer's transformation from MTV Europe media darling to follower of the spiritual path of Islam.

The Arabic Alphabet

How to Read and Write It

Author: Nicholas Awde,Putros Samano

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 9780818404306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 95

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Discusses the basics of the Arabic language and provides instruction in the Arabic alphabet

The Syntax of Spoken Arabic

A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects

Author: Kristen Brustad

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878407897

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

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The first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, chosen for their distinction. Based upon natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria and Kuwait, this study takes an analytical approach, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology and pragmatics.

Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators

A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Author: David Wilmsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This book traces the origins and development of the Arabic grammatical marker s/si, which is found in interrogatives, negators, and indefinite determiners over a broad dialect area that stretches from the southern Levant to North Africa and includes dialects of Yemen and Oman. David Wilmsen draws on data from old vernacular Arabic texts and from a variety of Arabic dialects, and shows that, contrary to much of the literature on the diachrony of this morpheme, s/si does not derive from Arabic say 'thing'. Instead, he argues that it dates back to a pre-Arabic stage of West Semitic and probably has its origins in a Semitic demonstrative pronoun. On this theory, Arabic say could in fact derive from s/si, and not vice versa. The book demonstrates the significance of the Arabic dialects in understanding the history of Arabic and the Semitic languages, and claims that modern Arabic dialects could not have developed from Classical Arabic. It will be of interest to historical linguists of all persuasions from graduate level upwards, particularly all those working on Arabic and other Semitic languages.