Arabic Character Writing for Dummies by Keith Massey; Damien FerréLearn to write in Arabic In Arabic, there are different levels of language. The written language, which is studied in this book, is literary Arabic, sometimes also called classical Arabic or even modern or standard Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, classical poetry, literature and the media. The Arabic plume consists of 28 consonants and three long vowels. Each consonant is accompanied by a vowel which is placed above or below the consonant. Arabic speakers are in great demand in the United States, due to the country's political commitments to the Middle East, but only 25 percent of non-native speakers know the language in enough detail to function as translators, interpreters, analysts, or field agents. Arabic Character Writing For Dummies helps you write this language clearly and correctly. Learn to write the Arabic alphabet Find free instructional videos, flashcards, and printable writing pages online Build upon your mastery of the language Get ahead at work or in your personal life Arabic Character Writing For Dummies is designed for beginners, students, and lifelong learners wishing to write in Arabic.
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Arabic Idioms by Ashraf AbdouIdioms represent a fascinating linguistic phenomenon that has captured the attention of many linguists for decades. This corpus-based study of idioms in Modern Standard Arabic sheds light on their intricate nature, establishes the major patterns of their linguistic behaviour, and provides explanations for these patterns. Adopting a descriptive framework, the study addresses two main issues with regard to the discursive behaviour of idioms: the discursive functions that they perform and the ways in which they contribute to the cohesion of their texts. Examining primary data with regard to the semantic, discursive, lexical and grammatical properties of Arabic idioms, the author touches on the ubiquity of these expressions in language use, the wide range of functions they perform in discourse, the problems they often cause in domains such as foreign language learning and translation, and their typical divergence from the normal rules of grammar and semantic compositionality. Providing explanations for major linguistic phenomena, this analysis will be accessible to linguists, translators, lexicographers, translation software developers, and language teachers as well as learners.
Publication Date: 2011-09-12
How to Write in Arabic by El Mustapha LahlaliThis book is designed to help learners of Arabic at all levels develop and refine their writing skills, focusing on the structure of Arabic sentences and paragraphs, and the cohesive links between them. It provides a variety of phrases and idiomatic expressions that can be used in writing and places great emphasis on writing in different genres, including literary and media texts. Learners are also introduced to the cultural aspects of writing, such as writing and responding to different types of letters.A chapter on creative writing in Arabic is featured to encourage learners to utilise their vocabulary and grammar skills, and a chapter on learners' writing errors will enable readers to reflect on the type of mistakes they may make in their writing, and how to overcome them.Key Features*Includes a broad range of writing genres: letters, summaries, articles, etc.*Provides a theoretical and practical guide on how to use connectors and cohesive devices*Helps the learner accumulate a wide range of vocabulary in context*Challenges the learner with a variety of Arabic writing exercises