1st Edition

The Arabic Language Today

ISBN 9781138698987
Published February 21, 2018 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1970, provides a description of the standard Arabic language used today as the universal means of written communication throughout the Arab world and in formal spoken communication (vernaculars differ both from each other and from the standard language). The principal emphasis is on syntax and morphology of which there exists no comprehensive account. Phonology and lexicon are treated briefly and there is a chapter on the script.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Historical Background  2. Phonology  3. The Script  4. The Word  5. Entity Terms: I  6. Amplification of Substantives  7. Syntactic Markers of Nouns  8. Entity Terms: II  9. Theme and Predicate  10. The Verb  11. Amplification of the Predicate  12. Clause Conversion  13. Functionals  14. Conditional Structures  15. Word Order  16. Lexicon and Style

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