A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

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by Karin C. Ryding
     
 

ISBN-10: 052177151X

ISBN-13: 9780521771511

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood." Accompanied by extensive…  See more details below

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"A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood." Accompanied by extensive carefully-chosen examples, it will prove invaluable as a practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and will also be a useful resource for scholars and professionals wishing to develop an understanding of the key features of the language. Grammar notes are numbered for ease of reference, and a section is included on how to use an Arabic dictionary, as well as helpful glossaries of Arabic and English linguistic terms and a useful bibliography. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this book is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Arabic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771511
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Reference Grammars Series
Pages:
734
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.13(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction to Arabic1
2Phonology and script10
3Arabic word structure : an overview44
4Basic Arabic sentence structures57
5Arabic noun types74
6Participles : active and passive102
7Noun inflections : gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case119
8Construct phrases and nouns in apposition205
9Noun specifiers and quantifiers228
10Adjectives : function and form239
11Adverbs and adverbial expressions276
12Personal pronouns298
13Demonstrative pronouns315
14relative pronouns and relative clauses322
15Numerals and numeral phrases329
16Prepositions and prepositional phrases366
17Questions and question words401
18Connectives and conjunctions407
19Subordinating conjunctions : the particle [actual symbol not reproducible]inna and her sisters422
20Verb classes429
21Verb inflection : a summary438
22Form I : the base form triliteral verb455
23Form II491
24Form III triliteral verb503
25Form IV triliteral verb515
26Form V triliteral verb530
27Form VI triliteral verb543
28Form VII triliteral verb555
29Form VIII triliteral verb565
30Form IX triliteral verb579
31Form X triliteral verb584
32Forms XI-XV triliteral verb596
33Quadriliteral verbs599
34Moods of the verb I : indicative and subjunctive606
35Moods of the verb II : jussive and imperative616
36Verbs of being, becoming, remaining, seeming (kaan-a wa-[actual symbol not reproducible]axawaat-u-haa)634
37Negation and exception641
38Passive and passive-type expressions657
39Conditional and optative expressions671

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