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An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic

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9780199277728

ISBN10:
0199277729
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/15/2019
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Oxford University Press
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Summary

G. N. Groffman's introduction to Standard Arabic takes absolute beginners to a level at which they will be able to read, write, and speak Arabic with some proficiency. The author begins by explaining the forms of the Arabic letters and the rules for their pronunciation. He then provides a systematic coverage of Arabic grammar. He describes the major syntactic rules, word formation, the principal verb types, nouns, prepositions and particles, and dates and numbers. He does so in a way that is easily followed by the reader, with numerous practice exercises at every stage and regular advice on commonly encountered difficulties. He ends the book with a useful reference table of verbs, substantial English-Arabic and Arabic-English vocabularies, and a comprehensive grammatical index. This up-to-date and approachable course is aimed at students. It will also be a valuable guide for all those, including scholars, diplomats, and business people, who need a working knowledge of Arabic.

Author Biography


Gerald Groffman studied Russian and French at the University of Oxford and Arabic at the University of Exeter. He was Head of Oriental Languages at Marlborough College until his retirement in 2000. It was from Marlborough in 1983 that he initiated the Schools Arabic Project to promote the teaching of Arabic in British schools.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents
Introduction
The Arabic Alphabet
Special Features of Pronunciation
Syllable Stress
Present Tense of the Verb `to be': Asking a question
Gender in Nouns: Ordinal Numerals: Gender Agreement; Cardinal Numerals: 1 to10; Independent or Subject Pronouns
Case Endings - Indefinite Nouns
Case Endings for Adjectives: Cardinal Numerals
Use of Verbs: Use of the Accusative
Pronoun Suffixes
The Idaafah
The Preposition
Pronoun Suffixes, prepositions with - their Vowel and Spelling Changes, -Verbs with -
The Verb `to please'; The Verb `not to be'; Perfect Tense of Five HollowVerbs
Verbs: The Imperfect Indicative
Hollow Verbs: The Imperfect Indicative
The Dual Endings of Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns
The Dual of Verbs
The Negative of the Imperfect Indicative
The Plural of Nouns and Adjectives - The Sound Plural - Nisbah Adjectives -Masculine Sound Plural as first term of an Idaafah
The Triliteral Root System of Arabic Words
Subjunctive and Future Tenses: Assimilated Verbs
The Jussive
Interrogatives
The Derived Forms of Arabic Verbs
The Pluperfect and Past Imperfect
Relative Clauses
The Verbal Noun
Defective Verbs
The Indeterminate Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Affirmative Imperative Forms of Verbs: Negative Imperative
Hollow Verbs - Forms I to X
Ordinal Numbers: Telling the Time
Active Participles of Verbs: Impersonal Expressions with a Following Clause
The Elative (Arabic Comparative and Superlative)
Phonetic Change in Nouns and Adjectives: Using the Cardinal Numbers; TheCalendar in the Arab World
The Passive Voice
The Haal Clause
Passive Participles
Doubled Verbs: The Subjunctive: Summary of Uses
Verbal Nouns: Accusative of Cause, Reason, or Purpose; Quadriliteral Vebs
Jussive Indirect Commands
Reference Tables of Verbs
English-Arabic Vocabulary
Arabic-English Vocabulary
Grammatical Index
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