1st Edition

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary Arabic Fiction
Core Vocabulary for Learners and Material Developers

ISBN 9780429490842
Published September 27, 2021 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary Arabic Fiction provides a list of the top 2,000 words occurring in contemporary Arabic fiction.

Based on a written corpus that contains 144 literary samples, the dictionary addresses key areas of Arabic language learning and teaching, including lexical frequency, reading skills, and Arabic literature. Each entry in the main frequency index includes a sample sentence, English translation, and frequency indicator, and alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes are provided for ease of use. The dictionary also contains 19 thematically organized and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as food, places, emotions, and nature.

Engaging and highly useful, this Frequency Dictionary is a valuable resource for students and instructors working in the area of TAFL, and for applied linguists interested in Arabic corpus linguistics.

Table of Contents

Thematic Vocabulary Lists (w/number of page)




Frequency Index

Part of Speech Index

Alphabetical Index



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Laila Familiar is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at New York University in Abu Dhabi and an academic consultant for American Councils for International Education.