Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)

2nd Edition

By Leslie McLoughlin

© 2009 – Routledge

232 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415448574
pub: 2008-12-08
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About the Book

Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) offers you a step-by-step approach to the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Levantine Arabic is widely recognized as one of the major languages of Arabic radio and television. Specially written by an international authority on teaching Arabic as a foreign language, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is the ideal course for self-study or class use and requires no previous knowledge of the language.

What makes Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Interactive – lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice.
  • Clear – concise grammar notes.
  • Complete – including answer key and dictionary section
  • Helpful – provides invaluable guidance on everything related to language in its social, cultural, and religious contexts.
  • Innovative – the course also teaches the skills of reading Arabic script.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Lessons 1. Nouns and Adjectives 2. Possession and Pronouns; Numbers 3. Verbs, Word Order, This/That/These/Those 4. Verbs, Conjunctions, Comparatives 5. Participles, Active and Passive 6. Hollow Verbs; To be Able 7. More Verbs: Now they are Defective or Doubled! 8. Even More Verbs: Now they are Assimilated! 9. The Relative Pronoun, Verbal Nouns and Possession 10. Yet More Verbs! Now they are Really Idiomatic 11. Conditional Sentences 12. Idioms 13. Terms of Address and Reference 14. Proverbs 15. Courtesy Expressions 16. A Story 17. A Miscellany (With Apologies to Schott’s…) 18. Concepts in Society 19. Abuse (Read Carefully. Do Not Try this at Home.) Part 2: Appendices A. Key to Exercises B. Grammar, Indexed by Lesson C. Vocabulary: English-Arabic and Arabic-English D. Towns and Cities E. Members of the Arab League F. Bibliography

About the Author

Leslie Mcloughlin is Honarary research fellow at the department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter. He was Director of Studies at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies (MECAS), Shemlan, Lebanon 1965-68 and 1970-75. He also taught at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and 1970. In 1987 he founded the MECAS Association. He has published several text books for modern Arabic, spoken and writtten.

He has lectured in Arabic in many Arabic countries and most recently in Oman and Saudi Arabia.

He interpreted for HM The Queen and Her Majesty's Government from 1983-2004.

As a University Fellow at Exeter he has taught all years of the undergraduate programme in Arabic and has taught a Master's course in translation.

As a historian he has specialized in the history of Saudi Arabia and published a biography of the first King, Ibn Saud, in 1993.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General