Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar

Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar

By: Mohammed Sawaie (author)Paperback

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Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar provides an authoritative guide to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) grammar. It has been organised to promote a thorough understanding of MSA grammar and presents its complexities in a cohesive and user-friendly format, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Explanations are clear, full and accessible and extensive cross-referencing, two generous indices and six appendices provide users with easy access to the information they require. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. Features include: Expert treatment of a full range of grammar topics and structures, including the case system, Idhaafa, the equational sentence, quantifiers and the vocative, generously spread across thirty eight chapters Special attention to parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and propositions, given at the beginning of the book to acquaint students with the basic units of Arabic and provide a solid foundation for further learning A wide range of contemporary examples drawn from real life to provide solid context to grammar points, further supported by word glosses and idiomatic translations of sentences Grammatical terms given in both Arabic and English A wide variety of supplementary learning resources such as practice sheets, exercises and verb tables available for free download at Substantial bibliography incorporating primary Arabic grammar sources in addition to secondary sources in Arabic and in English Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar has been field tested over a number of years and has been written by a highly experienced teacher of Arabic. It will be an essential resource for students and teachers of Arabic at all university levels and is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in Arabic language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.

About Author

Mohammed Sawaie is Professor of Arabic in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia, USA.


Preface. Chapter One: The Verb System in Arabic. Chapter Two: Nouns. Chapter Three: The Case System in Arabic. Chapter Four: Adjectives. Chapter Five: Pronouns. Chapter Six: Prepositions and Adverbs functioning as prepositions. Chapter Seven: Adverbs. Chapter Eight: IDhaafa. Chapter Nine: The Equational Sentence. Chapter Ten: Kaana and its Sisters. Chapter Eleven: Verbal Sentences - Past Tense. Chapter Twelve: Present Tense Indicative. Chapter Thirteen: Present Tense Subjunctive . Chapter Fourteen: The Future Tense. Chapter Fifteen: Jussive Verbs. Chapter Sixteen: Passive Voice. Chapter Seventeen: Imperative Verbs. Chapter Eighteen: Past Continuous Tense. Chapter Nineteen: Past Perfect Tense. Chapter Twenty: Conditionals. Chapter Twenty-One: `Inna and Its Sisters. Chapter Twenty-Two: Relative Pronouns. Chapter Twenty-Three: Agentive Nouns-- Ism Faa'il. Chapter Twenty-Four: Passive Participles -- Ism Maf'uul. Chapter Twenty-Five: Verbal Nouns - maSdars. Chapter Twenty-Six: Diminutive Nouns. Chapter Twenty-Seven: Comparative Adjectives. Chapter Twenty-Eight: Plural Nouns. Chapter Twenty-Nine: Indeclinable Nouns/Diptotes. Chapter Thirty: Numbers. Chapter Thirty-One: Quantifiers. Chapter Thirty-Two: Haal Clause -- (Accusative of Circumstance). Chapter Thirty-Three: Tamyiiz -- (Accusative of Specification). Chapter Thirty-Four: Exceptions. Chapter Thirty-Five: Vocative. Chapter Thirty-Six: Exclamation. Chapter Thirty-Seven: Apposition. Chapter Thirty-Eight: Emphasis. Appendixes: Appendix A: Hollow Verbs Appendix B: Defective Verbs Appendix C: Doubled Verbs Appendix D: Form III Verbs Appendix E: Form IV Verbs Appendix F: Verbs and Phrases with `anna Bibliography Index I: English Grammatical Terms Index II: Arabic Grammatical Terms

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  • ISBN13: 9780415710046
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9780415710046
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 0415710049

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