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kullu tamam!: An Introduction to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

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There are basically two types of Arabic: the local vernaculars-which are used in everyday life-and Modern Standard Arabic, which is restricted to writing and to speaking in formal settings. Anyone wanting to have a good command of the Arabic language must learn both varieties.
kullu tamam! takes account of this diversity in two ways: it introduces the student to the language by means of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, and provides a basis for those who want to go on to learn Modern ...

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Overview

There are basically two types of Arabic: the local vernaculars-which are used in everyday life-and Modern Standard Arabic, which is restricted to writing and to speaking in formal settings. Anyone wanting to have a good command of the Arabic language must learn both varieties.
kullu tamam! takes account of this diversity in two ways: it introduces the student to the language by means of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, and provides a basis for those who want to go on to learn Modern Standard Arabic. This is done by using the grammatical terminology common to both varieties of Arabic, by offering many vocabulary items current in both the vernacular and the standard variety, and-in the later lessons-by introducing the Arabic script.
kullu tamam! uses a cognitively oriented approach, presents Arabic mainly in transcription, gives grammatical rules, and presents a wide range of pattern drills and translation exercises (with key), as well as vocabulary lists for both Arabic-English and English-Arabic. Illustrative texts are either short dialogues, as may be encountered in daily life in Egypt, or descriptive passages dealing with more abstract topics and using a vocabulary typical of Arabic newspapers. The accompanying audio CD carries recordings of the texts, made by Egyptian native speakers.
For over ten years now, the Dutch edition of kullu tamam! has been used successfully as a textbook in first-year Arabic courses at university level in the Netherlands. Now students in the English-speaking world can benefit from its clear, fresh approach. kullu tamam! is also suitable for self-study purposes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789774248429
  • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: Bilingual Book and CD Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Manfred Woidich is a professor in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and is the author of several books on the colloquial Arabic of Egypt.

Rabha Heinen-Nasr is a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2009

    CD vs book

    I have mixed feelings about this book/cd. I think I spend more time listening to the CD than I do reading the book.
    Unfortunately the book has some strange methods to explain their
    pronunciation of certain letters of the alphabet. I'd have rather
    they just used Arabic or transliterated it better.
    Also, the lessons on the CD don't seem to jive with the book. There seems to be a fair amount of jumping around without explaining where to go in the book for whatever they're talking about on the CD. But I also listen to the CD more so I can get comfortable "listening" to spoken Egyptian Arabic. I've never really learned a language well by "reading" about it.

    Nevertheless, I guess I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning colloquial Egyptian. It doee have some useful information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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