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Working with Arabic Prepositions

Structures and Functions, 1st Edition

By Ronak Husni, Aziza Zaher

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192 pages

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Description

Working with Arabic Prepositions: Structures and Functions is a reference book focusing on Arabic prepositions, their structure and usage.

The system of Arabic prepositions is complex, and the textbook aims to assist students at the lower intermediate to advanced level understand it in an accessible way. This is an area in which students can experience great difficulty, and the aim of this book is to explain clearly the structures and functions of Arabic prepositions and their usage in MSA and media Arabic. Drills and exercises are provided to enable readers to practice what they have learnt in the chapters.

An ideal source of information for undergraduate students studying Arabic, as well as graduate studies and additional courses in the major dialect areas, and a very useful resource for teachers of Arabic as a foreign language.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction………………………………………………………………………………….

Chapter 1: The Basics of Arabic Prepositions………………………………………………

Definition of Arabic Prepositions…………………………………………………………

Importance of prepositions………………………………………………………………

Functions of Prepositions………………………………………….…………………….

Classifications of prepositions……………………………………………………………

Constructions involving prepositions……………………………………………………

Case Marking of Prepositional Phrases…………………………………………………

Semi Prepositions…………………………………………………………….….…….

The importance of prepositions for foreign-language learning…………………………

Chapter 2: One-Letter Prepositions…………………………………………………….….

البَاء …………………………………………………………………………………….

اللَّام …………………………………………………………………………………..

الكَاف ……………………………………………………………………………………

وَاو وبَاء وتَاء القَسَم…………………………………………………………………..……

Chapter 3: Two-Letter Prepositions ………………………………………….….….….

مِنْ ………………………………………………………………………………..…..

عَنْ ………………………………………………………………………………..…..

فِي ………………………………………………………………………………..…..

كَيّ ………………………………………………………………………………..…..

Chapter 4: Three-Letter Prepositions ……………………………………………….….

إِلَى …………………………………………………………………………………..

عَلَى ………………………………………………………………………………..…

خَلَا/ عَدَا……………………………………………………………………………..….

مُنْذُ ………………………………………………………………………………..…

Chapter 5: Four-Letter Prepositions …………………………………………….….…

حَتَّى …………………………………………………………………………………..

حَاشَا ………………………………………………………………………………..…

Chapter 6: Locative adverbs …………………………………………………….….…

Adverbs of time …………………………………………………………… ….…

Adverbs of Place …………………………………………………………….….…

Chapter 7: Analysis of Examples of Errors by Students……………………………..….

Introduction …………………………………………………………………….….…

Examples of Errors by Students: ……………………………………………….….…

Glossary of Common Verbs with Prepositions………………………………….………

Answer Key …………………………………………………………………….….…

Bibliography …………………………………………………………………….….…

About the Authors

Professor Ronak Husni has taught Arabic language, modern and classical literature, gender studies, translation and cultural studies in a number of universities in the UK, including St. Andrews, Durham and Heriot-Watt University over the course of 24 years. Her main area of research is classical and modern Arabic literature, applied translation studies, gender studies and Arabic as a foreign language. Her study and translation of the Tunisian reformer Al-Qasim al-Haddad’s seminal book Muslim Women in Law and Society won her the 2007 World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies.

She is currently a professor of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Shrarjah.

Dr Aziza Zaher has taught Arabic language and translation for more than 20 years in a number of Higher Education institutions in Egypt and the UK. Her research interests are teaching Arabic as a foreign language, systemic functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis. She is currently an Assistant Professor or Arabic at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University, and she received Durham University Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award in 2018.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR002000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Arabic
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism