Standard Arabic Student's book: An Advanced Course / Edition 1

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This comprehensive course is designed for intermediate to advanced students of Arabic at upper undergraduate level. It uses authentic materials and a wide variety of techniques to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each of the twenty chapters is designed around a particular topic relating to the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East, to give students an insight into important aspects of the region.

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"This is a welcome addition to the limited pool of textbooks that can be used to teach modern standard Arabic in general and advanced Arabic in particular. The work seems to be a result of great efforts by the authors based on their personal experiences teaching the language in academic institutions...The topic-based selection of texts makes it very attractive" Religious Studies Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521635585
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 622
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Geography of the Middle East; 2. Ethnic groups in the Middle East; 3. The Middle East in antiquity; 4. The rise of Islam; 5. Arabic language; 6. The Arabic-Israeli conflict; 7. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; 8. Climate and environment; 9. Social issues and development; 10. Gender; 11. Popular culture; 12. Muslim Spain; 13. Arab nationalism; 14. Islamic fundamentalism; 15. Democracy; 16. Death and succession; 17. Arabic literature; 18. Economics; 19. Medicine; 20. Islamic heritage; Bibliography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2005

    Perfect for a linguist...

    I highly recommend this book if one wishes to pursue a career in interpreting or translation as I have. This book, and the Beginner-Intermediate book provided me with the foundation to achieve a high degree of fluency in the Arabic language. Unfortunately, this book, and its sister book requires the assistance of an Arabic-speaking person/instructor, preferably from an Arabic-speaking country. I am attempting to write the United Nations Arabic interpreting exam, and this book has helped me greatly to prepare for it. A good buy!

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