Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Arabic grammar.
The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in contemporary written Arabic. Data is taken from actual written Arabic, both literary and non-literary, observed or published since 1990. Sources range from street signs to high literature.
This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for anyone at the intermediate to advanced level, from students through to teachers and linguists. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Arabic grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations.
- detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
- extensive exemplification
- particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
- Arabic-English parallels highlighted throughout the book
- an extensive index and numbered paragraphs for ease-of-reference
Elsaid Badawi was Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the American University in Cairo. Michael G. Carter is Honorary Professor at Sydney University. Adrian Gully is an Independent Professional Interpreter and Translator. Maher Awad is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Rice University.
'A major contribution to the field of Arabic studies. Modern Written Arabic is a fantastic achievement from a team of three highly experienced and specialist authors ... An excellent book with a great deal to offer ... There are huge riches to be found, many of which are not discussed in any other currently available volume.' – BAAL News
Praise for Routledge Modern Grammars -
‘The entire series is outstanding. Why? Because it's totally practical without getting stuck in grammatical obscurities. It reflects the actual, contemporary use of the language as it is used by ordinary, educated speakers.’ - Harold Goodman, author of the Michel Thomas courses