This A to Z is the first book to both highlight common translation pitfalls and adopt a bidirectional approach, by addressing problems relating to both Arabic - English and English - Arabic translation. Each translation problem is carefully contextualized and illustrated with authentic examples drawn from contemporary literature and the media, all of which have been fully vowelled. The approach is one of comparative analysis, with a microstructural discussion of grammatical, lexical and semantic aspects viewed through the prism of translation, within which the user is offered guidance regarding correct and idiomatic usage. The alphabetic arrangement of the entries ensures ease of use both as a manual and as a reference work. As such, it is eminently suited for both independent and classroom use. Modern Standard Arabic is used throughout. A much-needed addition to the field, this book is aimed at university-level students of translation and professional translators alike by: Developing and honing users' ability and skills in translating between Arabic and English Enhancing idiomatic expression in both languages Raising awareness of the problems specific to Arabic-English translating Increasing competency by providing the appropriate strategies for effective translation. Download Now..

This book traces the origins and development of the Arabic grammatical marker /, which is found in interrogatives, negators, and indefinite determiners over a broad dialect area that stretches from the southern Levant to North Africa and includes dialects of Yemen and Oman. David Wilmsen draws on data from old vernacular Arabic texts and from a variety of Arabic dialects, and shows that, contrary to much of the literature on the diachrony of this morpheme, / does not derive from Arabic ay 'thing'. Instead, he argues that it dates back to a pre-Arabic stage of West Semitic and probably has its origins in a Semitic demonstrative pronoun. On this theory, Arabic ay could in fact derive from /, and not vice versa. The book demonstrates the significance of the Arabic dialects in understanding the history of Arabic and the Semitic languages, and claims that modern Arabic dialects could not have developed from Classical Arabic. It will be of interest to historical linguists of all persuasions from graduate level upwards, particularly all those working on Arabic and other Semitic languages.Download Now..

Arabic Verbs & Essentials O-2e

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Can one book have all you need to communicate confidently in a new language? Yes, and that book is Arabic Verbs & Essentials of Grammar. It offers a solid foundation of major verbal and grammatical concepts of the language, from pronouns to idioms and expressions and from irregular verbs to expressions of time. Each unit is devoted to one topic, so you can find what you need right away and get focused instruction immediately. Concise yet thorough, the explanations are supported by numerous examples to help you master the different concepts. And for those tricky verbs, Arabic Verbs & Essentials of Grammar includes a Verb Index of the most common verbs, cross-referenced with the abundant verb tables appearing throughout the book. This book will give you: An excellent introduction to the basics of Arabic if you are a beginner or a quick, thorough reference if you already have experience in the language Contemporary usage of verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammar essentials Examples that reflect contemporary usage and real-life situationsDownload Now..

Arabic Verbs and Essential Grammar

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A reference to over 1000 Arabic verbs, this work also provides associated essential grammar. It should be suitable for all levels of students of modern standard Arabic once they have mastered the alphabet and basic grammar.Download Now..

The contributors to this volume have supported this project at short notice from its inception and throughout. We thank them whole-heartedly for their academic spirit and generosity. Not many people get a poem for their birthday. Hats off to Said for composing a splendid poem and for making this tribute to Clive truly special. From the University of Essex, we thank Mike Jones for his helpful suggestions and support. We are also very grateful to the series editor, Kees Versteegh, who has been, as always, generous with his time and insightful in his comments. From Brill we thank Liesbeth Kanis for her efficiency in dealing with many complications, and for her help and patience. It is customary to leave one extra special thank you to the end line. In this case it goes to Deidre. According to Saids poem Deidre has knocked thirty years off Clives age. We agree with him, of course, and would like to add our heartfelt gratitude for her help with editing and supplying material. We thank her also for respon-ding promptly and discretely to our emails and phone calls, while Clive remained blissfully ignorant!Download Now..

Novel Techniques for Dialectal Arabic Speech describes approaches to improve automatic speech recognition for dialectal Arabic. Since speech resources for dialectal Arabic speech recognition are very sparse, the authors describe how existing Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) speech data can be applied to dialectal Arabic speech recognition, while assuming that MSA is always a second language for all Arabic speakers. In this book, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) has been chosen as a typical Arabic dialect. ECA is the first ranked Arabic dialect in terms of number of speakers, and a high quality ECA speech corpus with accurate phonetic transcription has been collected. MSA acoustic models were trained using news broadcast speech. In order to cross-lingually use MSA in dialectal Arabic speech recognition, the authors have normalized the phoneme sets for MSA and ECA. After this normalization, they have applied state-of-the-art acoustic model adaptation techniques like Maximum Likelihood Linear Regression (MLLR) and Maximum A-Posteriori (MAP) to adapt existing phonemic MSA acoustic models with a small amount of dialectal ECA speech data. Speech recognition results indicate a significant increase in recognition accuracy compared to a baseline model trained with only ECA data.Download Now..

Rapid Arabic Vol. 2. (Berlitz Rapid)

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The latest title from the Berlitz earworms revolutionary language learning audio programme. It involves a unique musical method that plants more than 200 essential words and phrases into your long-term memory, via rhythmic repetitions and carefully composed melodies, so you simply learn Arabic just by listening! This second volume allows the learner to improve their grasp of the language, focusing on verbs in order to converse with ease. The sound patterns are indelibly burnt into your auditory cortex, ready for instant recall, making this method fast, effective, effortless and above all, enjoyable. Content can easily be uploaded to iPod and MP3 for use on the move.Download Now..

The term earworms or catchy tunes refers to those songs which you hear a few times and then just can t get out of your head. Berlitz Earworms Rapid Languages puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue, it transports them deeply into your long-term memory, ready for instant recall. Simply listen to the music CD filled with rhythmic repetitions a few times and listeners will subconsciously acquire a collection of verbs, nouns and connecting words, all the while picking up the correct accent. This is your survival kit of immediately useful words and phrases for your visit abroad. Listen a few times to be able to ask for a table in a restaurant, order food and drink, take a taxi, rent a car, buy tickets, deal with money, numbers, times and days, ask for directions, deal with typical problems, hold a simple conversation and more. Volume 1 deals with the essentials for your visit abroad. It covers typical situations, polite phrases, finding your way, numbers, how to deal with problems, and so on. What Makes It So Effective? *Effortless, enjoyable and effective *Essential phrases for your trip abroad *Words anchored deeply into your memory by gentle repetition to music *Stimulating and self-motivation through real rapid progress *Developed by language teaching experts *Target language spoken by native speakers *Pronunciation acquired automatically *Listen and learn, anytime anywhere *Phrase book includedDownload Now..

Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. This book presents 51 units, covering the key grammar points which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Arabic. Examples and exercises are provided throughout, allowing students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: Clear, accessible format Many useful language examples Jargon-free explanations of grammar Abundant exercises with full answer key Subject index Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Arabic is an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language. It is suitable for both class use and independent study.Download Now..

A comprehensive and methodologically sophisticated history of Arabic lexicography, this book fills a serious gap in modern scholarship. Besides meticulously examining the factors that led to the emergence of lexicographical writing as of the second/eighth century, the work comprises detailed discussions of the aims, range, and approaches of the most important writings and writers of lexica specialized in specific topics and multi thematic thesauri, and the lexica arranged according to roots. The organisation of the book and the lists of works cited in the various genres make it easy for the reader to find his way through an enormous amount of material. From a broader perspective, the book highlights the relationship between Arabic lexicography and other areas of linguistic study, grammar in particular, and the centrality of Qur?an and poetry to lexicographical writing. Download Now..

Media Arabic: An Essential Vocabulary

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What is the Arabic term for the UN? What phrase would be used to describe 'peace-keeping forces' in the Arab media? Or 'economic sanctions'? This short, accessible vocabulary of Media Arabic provides learners with ready-made lists of strictly relevant vocabulary, giving them key terms for translating both from and into Arabic. Suitable for students, journalists, diplomats and military personnel working in the Middle East it will in contrast with traditional Arabic dictionaries encourage the user to deal with journalistic terms and coinages used to express modern concepts such as 'multi-culturalism' or 'anti-aircraft missile'. The book provides: * a core vocabulary of media Arabic in a logical format, allowing for easy reference * easy-to-learn lists to test the translation of Arabic into English and vice versa * key vocabulary components essential to comprehend, translate, write and speak modern media Arabic The book is divided into the key areas covered in media Arabic: * General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms) * Politics * Elections * Military * Economics * Trade and Industry * Law and Order * Disaster and Aid Key Features: * Includes the 1000 words and phrases from contemporary media vocabulary which will be most useful to students and professionals * Organised into sections on subjects for ease of reference * Fully vocalised, making the terms easy to learn and pronounce * The list format makes self-testing simpleDownload Now..

In response to the high demand for a comprehensive Arabic program, Living Language proudly introduces the ALL NEW Ultimate Arabic course. The latest addition to the celebrated Living Language Ultimate Series, Ultimate Arabic Beginner-Intermediate comprehensively teaches Modern Standard Arabic as well as the four most commonly spoken colloquial dialects—Egyptian, Iraqi, Lebanese, and Saudi. The customized instructional approach helps students prepare for any situation—from the home to the marketplace, the restaurant to the classroom or office, and much more! With 35 lessons and eight audio CDs, it’s the most complete Arabic course available. It teaches students not only how to speak the language, but also how to read and write it using Arabic script. The multifaceted language learning kit responds to the modern student’s need for a practical, flexible course, and it allow for study at home or on the go. 1 PDF 8 CDsDownload Now..

This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. These four dialect regions are geographically diverse and representative of four distinct dialect groups. Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology, and pragmatics?the first time such an approach has been used in the study of spoken Arabic syntax. An appendix includes sample texts from her data. Brustad's work provides the most nuanced description available to date of spoken Arabic syntax, widens the theoretical base of Arabic linguistics, and gives both scholars and students of Arabic tools for greater cross-dialect comprehension.Download Now..

Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb is a corpus-based study that unveils the morpho-syntax and the semantics of the Arabic verb. Approaches to verbal grammatical categories - the constituents of verbal systems - often rely on either semantic-pragmatic or syntactic analyses. This research bridges the gap between these two distinct approaches through a detailed analysis of Taxis, Aspect, Tense and Modality in Standard Arabic. This is accomplished by showing, firstly, some basic theoretical concerns shared by both schools of thought, and, secondly, the extent to which semantic structures and invariant meanings mirror syntactic representations. Maher Bahlouls findings also indicate that the basic constituents of the verbal system in Arabic, namely the Perfect and the Imperfect, are systematically differentiated through their invariant semantic features in a markedness relation. Finally, this study suggests that the syntactic derivation of verbal and nominal clauses are sensitive to whether or not verbal categories are specified for their feature values, providing therefore a principled explanation to a long-standing debate. This reader friendly book will appeal to both specialists and students of Arabic linguistics, language and syntax. Download Now..

The Arabic verbal system is, for most grammarians, the keystone of the language. Notable for the regularity of its patterns, it presents the linguist with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Saussurean notion of the indivisible sign: form and meaning. Whilst Arabic forms are well-documented, the elucidation of the corresponding meanings has proved more challenging. Beginning with an examination of the verbal morphology of Modern Standard Arabic, including an evaluation of the significance of the consonantal root, this volume then concentrates on establishing the function of the vowel-lengthening verbal patterns (III and VI). It explores issues of mutuality and reciprocity, valency and transitivity, ultimately focusing on atelic lexical aspect as the unified meaning of these patterns. This study is rich in data and relies extensively upon contemporary examples (with transliteration and translation) to illustrate its arguments, adopting an empirical structuralist approach which is aimed both at general linguists and at specialist Arabists. Download Now..