ERIC Number: ED189885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Study of Egyptian Arabic. Volume Two: Proverbs and Metaphoric Expressions (A Preliminary Edition).
Abdel-Massih, Ernest T.; And Others
This is the second of four instructional volumes designed for the intermediate-advanced student of Egyptian Arabic. The course deals with the language, culture, customs, and traditions of Egypt. The present volume acquaints the American student with the important roles proverbs and metaphoric expressions play in everyday speech in Egyptian Arabic. Following a general discussion of proverbs and metaphoric expressions used in Egypt, specific proverbs are set forth, transliterated, and translated for 30 different categories of cultural life. Several hundred metaphors are then listed, literally translated, explained in a few English words, and used in a sentence, which is also translated. (JB)
Descriptors: Arabic, Area Studies, Cultural Education, Higher Education, Metaphors, Proverbs, Second Language Instruction
Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies, 144 Lane Hall, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; Accompanying tapes from the University of Michigan Audiovisual Education Center, Tape Duplication Service, 416 S. Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies.
Identifiers: Arabic (Egyptian); Egypt; National Defense Education Act Title VI
Note: For related documents, see FL 011 651-654.