A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic: (Based on the Dialect of Damascus) (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics Series)

A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic: (Based on the Dialect of Damascus) (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics Series)

By: Mark W. Cowell (author), Margaret Nydell (editor), Karin C. Ryding (editor), Ernest N. McCarus (foreword_author)Mixed Media

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This important reissue, enhanced with an audio CD to supplement the first chapter of the text (sounds), is another addition to Georgetown's world-renowned Arabic language-learning materials and is considered to be one of the most outstanding descriptions of any Arabic dialect written for the English-speaking world. It is comprehensive in its coverage - ranging from phonology (how sounds are organized and used) to morphology (sound, syllable, and word structure), with an analysis that is insightful and original. It contains hints on how to master nuances in dialectical pronunciation, as well as the differences of meaning in their various forms. Based on the dialect of Damascus, the language covered here is part of what has variously been called "Syrian Arabic," "Eastern Arabic," and "Levantine Arabic," encompassing the dialects of Beirut, Amman, and Jerusalem - as well as Damascus - with references made to regional variants. In a world drawn ever closer to events in the Middle East, this comprehensive grammar reference is yet another extraordinary addition to the growing library of Arabic language-learning materials published by Georgetown University Press.

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Part I: Phonology Chapter 1: SoundsSound CombinationsGeneral Sound Changes Introduction to Parts II and III Chapter 2: Morphological Principles Part IIA: Base Forms Chapter 3: Verb Patterns Chapter 4: Adjective Patterns Chapter 5: Noun Patterns Part IIB: Inflectional Forms Chapter 6: Verb InflectionChapter 7: Adjective InflectionChapter 8: Noun Inflection Part IIIA: Derivational Categories Chapter 9: Verb Derivation Chapter 10: Adjective DerivationChapter 11: Noun Derivation Part IIIB: Inflectional Categories Chapter 12: Tense Chapter 13: ModeChapter 14: Person, Number, and Gender Part IV: Syntax Chapter 15: Syntactical Principles and ConstructionsChapter 16: Predication and ExtrapositionChapter 17: Complementation Chapter 18: Annexion and PrepositionsChapter 19: AttributionChapter 20: SupplementationChapter 21: Substitution Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781589010512
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9781589010512
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 1589010515
  • language of text: Arabic

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