ERIC Number: ED034973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Basic Course in Iraqi Arabic. The Richard Slade Harrell Arabic Series: Number Eleven.
Erwin, Wallace M.
This text in basic Arabic is audiolingual in approach and is based specifically on Muslim Baghdad Arabic, which can generally be understood throughout Iraq and to some extent throughout the Arab world. Units 1-10 present a description of the phonological system of Iraqi Arabic, with detailed explanations and drills designed to help the student learn to pronounce the vowels and difficult consonants. Each of the lesson units 11-40 consists of (1) a short dialog or narrative, with new vocabulary items listed; (2) grammatical explanations; and (3) drills. Cultural notes are also provided. Suggestions to the teacher for presenting the lesson material is included in the Introduction. See related documents ED 012 356, "A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic"; ED 012 355, "A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: English-Arabic"; and ED 016 212, "A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: Arabic-English," all of the same series. (AMM)
Descriptors: Arabic, Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Context, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Standard Spoken Usage, Vocabulary
Publications Department, School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20007 ($6.50)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.