An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic by David CowanAn Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic by David Cowan

An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic

byDavid Cowan

Paperback | January 1, 1958

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The lessons are clear, in non-technical language, and have generous examples, with plenty of exercises for translation from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. This is the manual that students interested in Arabic as a living and expanding world language will prefer. It is the first to deal mainly with modern literary Arabic. In Mr Cowan's words: 'The purpose is to explain to the students, in as concise a manner as possible, the grammatical structure of the modern Arabic literary language as it is found today in newspapers, magazines, books, the radio, and public speaking. I have endeavoured to restrict the material to the minimum which may serve as a stepping-stone to a deeper study of Arabic. As the fundamental grammar of written Arabic has hardly changed as an introduction to the classical language also. Having once mastered its contents the student should have a sound grasp of Arabic grammar and can then direct his studies towards modern literature or classical according to his needs and inclinations.
Title:An Introduction to Modern Literary ArabicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:January 1, 1958Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052109240X

ISBN - 13:9780521092401

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The Arabic alphabet; 2. Pronunciation of the consonants; 3. Vowels; 4. Doubled consonants; 5. 'Tanwin' or nunation; 6. Hamza; 7. Madda; 8. Accent; 9. Pronunciation; 10. Lessons 1-25; Appendix.

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'An excellent grammar ... the exercises strike a happy medium between the modern and literary.' Virginia Vacca, East and West