ERIC Number: ED477573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Arabic Language Handbook. Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics.
Bateson, Mary Catherine
This handbook is designed to give the kind of information about Arabic that will be useful to students of the language, specialists in the region where Arabic is spoken, or linguists interested in learning about the structure and use of one of the world's principal language. Three sections present the following: (1) "An Outline of Arabic Structure" (e.g., phonology, consonants, vowels, gender, number, noun derivation, verb inflection, mode, bilateral forms, pronouns, syntax, and parts of speech); (2) "The History of Classical Arabic" (e.g., the Semitic family of languages, the Arabic writing system, Arabic literature, Umayyad literature, the Islamic sciences, and Modern Arabic literature); and (3) "The Linguistic Practice of the Arabs" (e.g., speech and writing in Classical Arabic, the origins of Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic in the Islamic empire, the modern use of Classical Arabic, lexical development, European influences on style and syntax, formal efforts at language reform, general trends of development in Colloquial Arabic, eastern and western Colloquial Arabic, and communal dialects.) (SM)
Descriptors: Arabic, Diachronic Linguistics, Islamic Culture, Nouns, Phonology, Pronouns, Semitic Languages, Sociolinguistics, Syllables, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vowels
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by Karin C. Ryding. Originally published [Washington]: Center for Applied Linguistics, 1967.